Five Ways to Spring Clean Your Beauty Routine

Say goodbye to winter and hello to spring with these helpful tips. There may still be snow on the ground, but believe it or not, spring is just around the corner. clinique-vogue-30jul14-pr_bMarch is here, and that means soon everyone will defrost and come out of hibernation, ready to embrace the flowers and sundresses with open arms. In gearing up for warmer temperatures and sunnier days, refresh your beauty routine by giving your skin a luminous glow, brightening your coffee-stained teeth, and adding a fresh coat of sunny nail polish to those bare fingernails.

Hope for Women is here to give you the lowdown on how to remove the winter dirt and grime and to spring clean your beauty routine. Try one or all of these, and you’ll hear the birds chirping in no time.

Get rid of old products Most women are guilty of holding on to that old eye shadow from two years ago or that tube of lipstick you got for free courtesy of the Clinique bonus last year. A good rule of thumb is if you haven’t used it in the past six months, toss it! That’s right, ladies, get rid of it! This rule especially pertains to mascara, which should be replaced every three months to keep your eyes free from infection. Trashing old products will not only save you from using expired products, but it will free up much-needed space in your make-up bag for those fresh spring hues.

Whiten your teeth Kiss those coffee stains goodbye the simple way—by brushing your teeth! Many individuals have used the two-step Crest Pro-Health HD Toothpaste and have noticed major differences in as soon as one week.

pro-health-hd-daily-2-step-toothpasteEmbrace the bold lip Bold lips are a must-have for spring. It’s the easiest way to tie your look together in less than a minute. Not sure if you can pull off that bright fuchsia or cherry red? Test drive bold lips before investing by purchasing a cheap tube in a sheer shade.

Exfoliate, moisturize and protect As your skin changes with the season, so should your skincare routine. Start by getting rid of dull, tired skin by using a quality exfoliator. A wise option is Clinique’s Sonic System Purifying Cleansing Brush. Used twice a day, this little beauty removes impurities and leaves your skin feeling baby soft. Follow up with a healthy dose of moisturizer that contains SPF, please. Come rain or shine, protecting the skin from harmful UV rays is crucial to preventing skin cancer and wrinkles.

Rock a new signature scent Lighter nights and warmer weather mean it’s time to freshen up your fragrance. Try visiting your local department store and asking for a few samples of their new fragrances. Brighten your mood with an airy, floral fragrance, and you’ll be ready to skip through a field of daises!