Spring Cleaning Your Skin Routine: Tips for a Fresh Start


Just as you declutter your living space, your skin regimen deserves a thorough spring cleaning too.

We at Salon Style believe that your skin should bloom with confidence and radiance, and what better way to achieve that than with a rejuvenated skincare routine? It's time to start thinking about how to spring clean your skincare.

In this article, we're diving deep into the art of spring cleaning for your skin. It's time to bid farewell to dullness, dead skin cells, and embrace the freshness of the season.

From learning how to identify expired products that starts to smell different to understanding the difference between expiration and manufacturing dates, we're here to empower you with the knowledge you need to clean your skincare routine!

How to Know When to Toss Out Your Skincare Products

How to Know When to Toss Out Your Skincare Products

Imagine this: you're digging through your beauty stash and stumble upon a forgotten jar of moisturiser that you bought ages ago.

While it might be tempting to slather it on, here's a crucial rule of thumb – check the small symbol on the back of the container that indicates how long the product lasts after it's been opened. 

That's your cue!

Exposure to air and light can lead to ingredient breakdown and reduced effectiveness. Then it's time to let go and make room for new favourites.

Remember, a strong skin barrier reduces congestion.

Oh, and speaking of exciting finds, check out these game-changers:

Skincare Products That Expire Faster Than You Think

Skincare Products That Expire Faster Than You Think

Not all products have the same lifespan. Here's a quick rundown:

  • Natural/Organic Products: While they're great for your skin, natural and organic products typically have a shorter shelf life due to the absence of preservatives. Keep a closer eye on these gems.

  • Vitamin C Serums: Vitamin C is a skincare superstar, but it's also sensitive to air and light. If your serum has turned a darker shade, it's time to replace it – that brightening effect won't be as effective anymore.

  • Sunscreen: Your trusty sunscreen is your shield against UV rays, but its potency diminishes over time. Replace it from time to time to ensure you're getting the protection you need.

Expiration Date vs. Manufacturing Date: What's the Difference?

Expiration Date vs. Manufacturing Date

Ah, the classic confusion between these two dates! Let's clear things up:

  • Expiration Date: Some products come with a clear expiration date printed on the packaging. This is the date until which the product is guaranteed to be effective and safe. Using products beyond this date can lead to skin irritations or diminished results.

  • Manufacturing Date: This date tells you when the product was made. While it doesn't give you an exact idea of when the product will expire, it's a reference point for estimating its freshness. You can often find this as a batch code or production date on the packaging.

Proper Storage Matters

Ever wondered why your favourite serum suddenly stopped working its magic? The way you store your skincare products can make a big difference.

To extend their shelf life, keep them in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight.

Moisture and heat can lead to bacterial growth and ingredient breakdown, which isn't what you want for your precious potions.

Practice the "First In, First Out" Rule

If you're a skincare enthusiast with a collection that rivals a small boutique, it's easy for some products to get lost in the shuffle.

To avoid using products past their prime, follow the "first in, first out" rule. Use older products before diving into newer ones.

This ensures you don't leave a lot of opened skincare products and keeps your routines the same.

DIY Skincare Has a Shorter Lifespan

Love whipping up homemade masks and treatments? While it's a fun way to pamper your skin, homemade concoctions lack preservatives, making them prone to bacterial growth.

Use them immediately or refrigerate them for short-term use. And always remember to add a good treatment serum for best results.

A Revitalised Skin Routine

A Revitalized Skin Routine

Exfoliate for Spring Renewal

Exfoliation is your ticket to a fresh, radiant complexion. Ready to reveal your inner glow? These exfoliating wonders have got you covered:

Moisturise with Spring Vibes

As the temperatures rise, your skin might need a little extra love to stay hydrated and happy. Let's introduce you to some moisture-packed heroes that contain hyaluronic acid:

Protect Your Glow

We know you love soaking up the sun, but remember – protection is key. Sunscreen is your skin's best friend and MVP in the game of defence. Of course an SPF is essential.

Introducing your sun-shielding squad:

The Bottom Line

Remember, spring cleaning your skincare routine isn't just about decluttering your beauty shelf; it's about giving your skin the attention and care it craves.

By knowing when to toss out expired products, understanding the lifespan of different skincare gems, and decoding the mysteries of expiration dates versus manufacturing dates, you're equipped to make the most of your skincare regimen.

At Salon Style, we're more than just a platform for beauty products – we're your partners in your journey to radiant, confident skin.

We believe that every skincare step is a moment of self-love and care, and spring is the perfect time to bloom alongside the blossoms of nature.🌸🌼

Sheobi is our resident storyteller with a love for all things hair and skin. When not geeking out on the latest beauty finds, she's probably on TikTok and Reddit searching for the next product to add to her skincare routine.