With the weather (slowly) beginning to change its clear that spring is on its way! It's a natural time to adjust, declutter and give your make up bag the clean out it needs! We spoke to the lovely team at Luk Beautifood who gave us some tips on how to make sure out make up is clean and hygienic and fresh!
You take care of what goes in your body and what goes on your skin (because what goes on, goes in!), so it only makes sense to take care of the products you’re using too. Here are our 5 rules to spring clean your makeup bag the natural way.
It may sound crazy, but it’s one of the most common questions I’m asked. Yes, makeup does actually have an expiry date, sometimes we don’t see it because there are no regulations forcing brands to put an expiration date on their products in New Zealand or Australia. Mascara, foundation and concealer all have about a 4-12 month expiration.
TIP: Can’t remember when you opened a product? Try writing the month you bought it in with a magic marker on the product so you can keep track, and if you’re in doubt or the texture of the product has started to change, throw it out!
Revamp and simplify your makeup routine at the same time. When replacing old products look for multi-purpose products like a Lip to Cheek Tint, Tinted Moisturiser or pot rouge that can double as an eye shadow, not only will you reduce the load of products you’re putting on your skin, you’ll also save money and free up some space in your makeup bag.
TIP: Some Lip Nourish shades double perfectly as the dewiest and natural feeling cheek tint! Try Pink Juniper or and dash of Ruby Grapefruit next time you’re heading out and about.
Sometimes it only takes a new lip colour to totally change your look and improve your makeup bag. Springtime is perfect for trying something with a subtle shimmer or with a peachy, pink or coral tones. And remember that less is more rule?
TIP: Lip Nourish not only doubles as a lip balm, you can layer shades to create a whole new look! Try Cranberry Citrus over Tea Rose or finish Mandarin Spice off with a lick of Peach Melon for the ‘IT’ Spring combo.
Makeup brushes and sponges are a breeding ground for bacteria from old makeup, oils on your skin, dirt from your bathroom counter, sweat….just think about everything that goes on them!
TIP: Use a natural soap (I sometimes use my organic shampoo and or make my own brush cleanser with lemon, lavender oil and bergamot oil) to wash them and let them air dry completely on a towel before using them again. Try to wash your brushes, sponges and even your actual makeup bag about once a week, or once every two weeks to keep them clean and bacteria free.
Spring is the perfect time to make the change and stop feeding your skin with toxins and chemicals like parabens, mineral oil, formaldehyde etc and starting nourishing it with fruit and vegetable pigmented makeup rich in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Not only is natural makeup better for your skin, it’s better for your health and better for the environment.
TIP: As you run out or throw out one product, simply replace with a natural alternative. Think of it like a skin detox!
If you need a little more help or advice the team at Luk Beautifood are always happy to help so get in touch and we can pass on all your burning questions on Natural Beauty!
Originally published on the Luk Beautifood Blog you can find it HERE