Spring Clean Your Makeup Collection

Spring is here! While we're all trying to clean out our closets and detox our digital lives, why not take the extra effort to spring clean our makeup collections, as well? The point of spring cleaning is to let go of things we've been holding onto, whether they're tangible or intangible -- including makeup. If you're guilty of hoarding way past expired makeup, we're here to help! We're going to show you how to spring clean your makeup collection. Trust us, you'll feel a lot better after you do.

Regularly Clean Your Brushes & Sponges

The very first step to spring cleaning your makeup collection is to actually clean your tools, such as your brushes and sponges. Regularly cleaning your brushes and sponges will keep your tools free from bacteria. And less bacteria means less possibilities of breakouts and infections! You can buy makeup brush shampoo from the store or you could clean your tools with dish soap and olive oil at home. Check out the video tutorial below. The possibilities are endless. You just have to remember to clean your tools regularly.

Check the Expiration Dates

Another step to spring cleaning your makeup collection is to check the expiration date on the packaging. Just like the food in our fridges and the medicine in our cabinets, makeup products also have expiration dates. Keeping and using expired makeup is just as bad as not washing your brushes -- it can also lead to breakouts and infections! You want to be mindful of when you purchased your makeup and when they expire. That way, you know when to throw them away! Below is a video by POPSUGAR that explains makeup expiration dates and when to toss your makeup.

Keep it Minimal

The next step to spring cleaning your makeup collection is to keeping it minimal. According to the KonMari method, the key to happiness is to declutter and minimize everything in your life. This applies to your makeup collection, as well. When you're going through your makeup collection, ask yourself questions to help decide whether to toss or keep the item. Does that makeup item spark joy when you see or use it? Have you used it in the last 3-6 months? Has it reached its expiration date? All of these questions will help you minimize and spring clean your makeup collection.

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Store Your Makeup

Once you've cleaned and minimized your makeup collection, you can finally store everything away! There are numerous ways to store your makeup and brushes. You can use acrylic trays, tin pots, drawer organizers, and so much more. To stay organized, designate a "home" for each makeup item. Keep reminding yourself that each item has a place where it belongs. And it should return to its home once you're done using it. This will help you spring clean your makeup collection and stay organized!

Have you spring cleaned your makeup collection yet?

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