Plan your transition
Everyone’s skin reacts differently to changes in climate, but our skin’s tune is generally the same: we require heavier moisture in cold weather than in warmer months. Your winter routine likely consisted of ultra-hydrating moisturizers and rich skin butters, but once spring rolls around, our needs change.
- Clean your makeup brushes: every time you use your makeup brushes, bacteria transfers from your face to the brush and sits there. Your makeup brushes and tools should be cleaned at least once per week. This will protect your skin and prolong the life of your brushes because the bacteria won’t eat away at the bristles over time. These tools are best cleaned with a mild soap or baby shampoo, or a product specifically formulated to clean makeup brushes.
- Make sure you are not using expired products: skincare or makeup products that are well past their shelf life begin to release harmful gases and begin the growth of mold and harmful bacterias, none of which you want to expose yourself to.
- Try not to touch your face: your hands carry bacterias and oils that irritate the skin on your face. If you can’t resist, make sure you at least have clean hands!
- Wash your face: do so at least once daily (twice daily is best) to help your skin wash away dirt and pollutants from your skin.
- Avoid popping or picking at pimples: this instantly transfers bacteria all over the face and causes inflammation. Not to mention, if you pop a pimple, you pose the risk of bacteria entering into your bloodstream, which is never a good thing.