Spring cleaning should be for more than just your home. I am sharing 6 ways to spring clean your beauty routine including a guide to when you should throw away expired products. And new products to try.
Thank you to P&G for sponsoring this post.
Pull Everything Out
I recommend pulling out all your beauty products. Even my daughter B says things have to get messy before they get clean. This will help you so you don’t rebuy products you already have. And it will help you find things that may have slipped down behind other containers or products.
Discard Expired Product
I used to think you should stop using products because they would not work as well. Turns out that the it is more about bateria and possible adverse skin reaction. Especially with products you put on your face you want to make sure you are not increasing your chances of getting an infection or other adverse reactions.
Even with these rules of thumb you should throw away any products that have changed color, odor or consistency. Especially if they have separated or clumped.
After 2020 I found I had some makeup that I had not used up in this time period. These are the guidelines I use for throwing away expired products.
- Sunscreen: 1 year
- Face cream: tub 6 months and tube 1 year
- Liquid and Cream Makeup: 6 months to a year
- Powder Makeup: 2 years
- Lipstick: 1 year
- Eyeliner: liquid 3 months and pencil 2 years
- Mascara: 3 months
- Nail Polish: 1 year
- Perfume: 8-10 years
Wipe down the outside packing of your creams and other products. Use this time to clean your makeup brushes. You can use warm water and dish soap. Make sure to let them dry completely before putting them away.
I use a 5 step process for reorganizing spaces. Check out all the details for how to organize your bathroom cabinets.
Now that everything is organized you can make a list of products you are running low on or have expired. It is also a great time to determine if you love the product or not.
Try New Products
I love that Publix has most of my favorite beauty products and offers great deals on them too. They make shopping so easy so you can get everything from groceries to body wash all in one trip.
Last year I shared our love of Head & Shoulders and how it has been a staple in our home. This year they introduced Head & Shoulders® Apple Cider Vinegar 2n1 Shampoo/Conditioner.
This product has powerful clarifying properties, it removes impurities, excess oil and build up. This combo product has all the dandruff protection you expect from Head & Shoulders. Now is a great time to try it from Publix. This week through March 24th you can get 2 for $12. And there is a digital coupon now through April 26th for $3 off 2. And you can get extra savings LU coupon until March 26th $2 off 2
I have been using Pantene since I was a little kid. This new Pantene launched this year and looks like a fancy salon brand. Pantene Nutrient Blends Pure Clean & Clarify, Silicone and Fragrance Free Shampoo and Conditioner has 0% Fragrance, Silicones, Parabens, Dyes, Mineral Oil.
The clarifying formula in this shampoo helps with oily hair and removes excess oil as well as styling buildup. The Pantene Nutrient Blends Pure Clean & Clarify Silicone-free Conditioner soothes hair, leaving it refreshed and radiant. It replenishes your hair with a blend of pro vitamin B5 and antioxidants. Now is a good time to try both at your local Publix. You can get a digital coupon now until April 26th $2 off 2. Extra savings LU coupon through March 26th $2 off 2
Olay Regenerist Collagen Facial Moisturizer 1.7 oz launched in November ‘20. I have been using Olay moisturizer for years. I was excited to see this new version includes Collagen
Peptide 24. It is a lightweight formula that is fragrance-free. I love how quickly my skin absorbs it. Leaving my skin hydrated without being greasy. Now until March 26th you can get extra savings Digital Coupon: $10 off TWO Olay Regenerist Facial Moisturizing Cream, Serum or Eye Products .5-2.5 oz
Spring means lots of dresses for me which makes this a great time to try these Joy Razor and Cartridges. They are new to Publix. Now into April 2nd get a $1.00 off.
Spring also means lots of time outside for us. So, it is a great time to try a new antiperspirant. Secret Derma+ Antiperspirant launched this week. I have been using Secret since middle school. Cannot wait to try this one.
I love using body wash. This Olay Retinol Body Wash and Olay Exfoliating Body Wash just launched this year and comes in two types Sugar + Cocoa Butter & Himalayan Salt + Pink Grapefruit. Now through March 26th get a $1.00 off and their is a Digital Coupon in ESF $4 off 2 Olay Body Wash or Bar Soap.
Which products will you try first?