Spring cleaning for your skin
Spring may still be a few weeks away but it’s never too early to start prepping your skincare routine for the season. The transition from your winter to spring skincare regimen still requires staples such as sunscreen and moisturizer. However, since winter can be tough on the skin, it’s important to lighten up your regimen on other products and habits. Set up your skincare routine by adopting these 13 healthy skin habits from dermatologists.
They clean out their cosmetics
When in doubt, toss it out. There are no U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulations for skincare product expiration dates, but it is important to be vigilant about swapping out products regularly (because they do have a shelf life). “Go through your cosmetics, products, and sunscreens, and toss the things that have been around a little too long,” says Whitney Bowe, MD, a board-certified dermatologist and assistant clinical professor of dermatology at Mount Sinai Medical Center. Remember this rule of thumb: Anything you apply near the lips or eyes should be tossed after a year. Also, throw your dingy makeup bag in the washer. If it can’t be laundered, clean with an antibacterial cleanser.