Spring Clean Your Beauty Routine with Jennie Fresa
We sat down with Madison local, and clean beauty expert, Jennie Fresa, to chat warming up your beauty routine. It may be hard to believe as flurries were filling the air yesterday, but yes - warmer weather is on the horizon. And it's the perfect time to edit, clean and organize your existing beauty collection.
With that in mind, here are 5 things you can do now to prepare your beauty routine for spring!
1. Audit Your Collection
First things first. See what you're working with when it comes to your beauty routine. Go through everything and check expiration dates, repeats, or anything that looks gross or you just don't use anymore. Toss these to make room for the items you love, and maybe some new ones!
2. Wash Your Brushes
You can get some nasty infections, including pink eye from a dirty brush - yuck! To clean, gently swirl brush heads on a bar of facial soap or in the palm of your hand along with your favorite liquid cleanser to dislodge debris. Then rinse the bristles throughly with warm water. Repeat these steps until the water runs clear, and allow brushes to dry overnight on a towel. Hint - letting the heads hang over an edge will help keep their shape.
When should you replace a brush? Anytime the bristles start to snap or shed. Look familiar?
Shop Copal Clean Beauty's entire collection of brushes here!
Make your morning routine simple and easy, by optimizing efficiency with your makeup routine and organization. You can get creative with used candle jars, vintage teacups, pretty trays and acrylic organizers to display your prettiest and most-used products.
4. Switch Out Your SPF
The sun's rays are getting stronger, so it's time to upgrade your SPF. If your sunscreen is below SPF 30 - it's time to swap it out! Also, make sure you love it and that it leaves your skin feeling great. Reminder - you'll be wearing it every single day, right?
Need an upgrade? Make sure + check out Coola's Classic SPF 30 Cucumber Moisturizer. It protects and boosts your skin’s defense against aging caused by the sun with antioxidants, broad spectrum SPF 30, all with a refreshing cucumber scent.
5. Update Your Daily Moisturizer
It may be time to shelve that heavy moisturizer you've been using all winter long. As the weather warms up, most skin types don't need thick creams to stay hydrated. Try something lighter like our Suntegrity 5-1 Moisturizing Face Sunscreen. You will love this all in one, "UV Chemical-Free"Tinted Sunscreen/Beauty Benefit (BB) cream that treats, hydrates, protects, primes and covers the skin.
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Jennie Fresa Beauty Bar
685 Boston Post Road
Madison, CT 06443
*Photography courtesy of Ali + Julie