How To Spring Clean Your Beauty Cabinet

Spring is in the air. It’s a time for flowers and fresh starts. It’s the perfect time to dust off those cobwebs and get your life back in order. 

When people think of spring cleaning, they often jump to a long list of things to get done around your home. Think of that pile of clothes that keep building up in your wardrobe, boxes you never threw away, or the closet you fondly refer to as “the black hole.” The thing is, all of these things are great to minimize. What we rarely consider, however, are these little items we interact with on a daily basis. That’s why cleaning out your beauty cabinet is so important.

In our mind, this is the place where we set the intention of our day. If that place is cluttered or makes you feel anything less than centered than you have change it up.

Picture yourself every day after you wake up. Unless you have an entirely different routine than most human beings, chances are you will end up standing in front of your bathroom mirror. In our mind, this is the place where we set the intention of our day. If that place is cluttered or makes you feel anything less than centered than you have to change it up. Your outer world often reflects how you feel on the inside. And this isn’t just pseudoscience. It doesn’t matter if it is your bedroom closet, garage, or bathroom cabinet. An excess of stuff can negatively effect our brains ability to tackle simple tasks, process information, and handle the emotions of others. In a study of 32 Los Angeles families conducted by UCLA, all of the mother’s stress hormones increased when they were dealing with excess clutter. We know that a lot of you can relate to that. 

If the thought of organizing seems overwhelming, just start with a small space to tackle. We’re not claiming to be the next Marie Kondo. (although we are definitely fans of her book)! We are saying that we know a thing about skin care and the areas that surround it. Making over your beauty cabinet is the perfect spring cleaning task to check off your to-do list. First, it’s easy to do in just a few hours. Second, your reap the benefits almost instantly. 

Take Out All Your Products
It might seem overwhelming at first, but it’s the first step to starting fresh. One by one, pull out all the products you have under your skin or cabinet. We find it’s best to then group them by category. Skin care goes into my section, makeup in another, hair care next, etc. You will be amazed on how much stuff you can accumulate over time. 

Ask Yourself: Do I Need This?
Once you have a better sense of everything that you own, you can start the process of minimizing. We live by the rule that if you don’t love it or need it, then toss it! We’ve all been there. You’re at the store, see a new product on the shelf you want to try, and next thing you know it sits in your cabinet for who knows how long. That’s wasted space for your cabinet and your mind. That doesn’t mean you have to toss products away that you love. If you consider your extensive face mask collection a necessity, don’t hate yourself for it. Own it. For your treasured items, you don’t use every day place them somewhere out of sight, yet never out of mind. Which brings us to our next point…

What’s the point of owning something if you don’t know where to find it? Organize in a way that makes sense to you. This could be different for everyone. Some people are Pinterest Queens who are their best selves at the Container Store. Others, just want to find something simple than can stick to. In our opinion, the best thing you can do is to make sure whatever you use on a daily basis is close by. That might mean having them neatly arranged on your bathroom sink or in your medicine cabinet. Everything else can be stored under your sink or a bathroom closet. To make it easy on you, in the long run, make sure that you keep items that are meant for the bathroom, in the bathroom. No one wants to go on a frantic search through their entire house to just to find your favorite curling iron in your sock drawer.

Live By The Season 
What you use during the winter time should vary come to the springtime. Just like everyone has a wardrobe for cold weather vs. warm weather, you need cold weather vs. warm weather skin care routine. Being that this article is written for spring cleaning in mind, your products need to factor in the warmer season. Sunscreen, although it’s always a must, is even more of a necessity during the hotter months. The more time you spend outside, the more likely you are to risk sun damage. Sunscreen is imperative for our skin’s health. Along with that with the dry winter air no longer being a major factor, products that exfoliate our skin should become more consistent your routine. Glycolic serum, facial scrubs, or detoxing masks will be easier to implement. Other products, such as a heavier moisturizer you use during the winter, can be stored elsewhere. 

Have Fun!
Just because you’re cleaning, doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy it! The more you make spring cleaning a thing to dread, the more you will ignore it. Before you start, download your favorite podcasts, make a Spotify playlist, or start an audio-book you’re excited for. Once you get excited for a task a mental shift occurs. What was once a chore becomes something that you look forward to. 


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