Complements Spring Cleaning Includes Makeup


By Lashelle Kuhlman, licensed aesthetician, reconstructive & cosmetic surgery, Mount Nittany Physician Group

As the seasons change, so do our wardrobes and makeup routines. Spring is the perfect time to do some decluttering, and one area that often gets overlooked is our makeup collection. Whether you’re a makeup junkie with a large collection or you keep it simple with just a few essential items, there are many benefits to decluttering your makeup.

First and foremost, decluttering your makeup can help you to save time and money. When you have too many products, choosing what to use each day can be overwhelming. You might find yourself reaching for the same few items and neglecting the rest. By decluttering, you’ll be able to identify the products that you actually use and enjoy, and you’ll be able to get rid of the ones that are just taking up space. This will save you time in the morning and prevent you from buying products that you don’t need.

Another benefit of decluttering your makeup is that it can improve the quality of your skin. When you have too many products, you might be tempted to try them all at once, or you might be using products that are expired or no longer effective. By getting rid of products that you don’t use, you’ll be able to focus on the ones that work for you and that are still effective. This can help prevent breakouts and other skin issues and improve the overall texture and appearance of your skin.

Decluttering your makeup can also be a great way to give back. If you have products that are still in good condition but that you no longer use, consider donating them to a women’s shelter or other organizations that accept gently used makeup. Many women in need don’t have access to quality makeup products. Your donation could make a big difference in their lives.

Finally, decluttering your makeup can be a form of self-care. When you take the time to go through your collection and get rid of the products that no longer serve you, you’re sending a message to yourself that you deserve a clutter-free space and prioritizing your own well-being. You might even find that the act of decluttering is therapeutic and that it helps you to feel more centered and in control.

If you’re ready to start decluttering your makeup collection, here are a few tips to get you started:

  • Begin by taking everything out of your makeup bag or drawer and laying it out on a clean surface.
  • Go through each item and ask yourself if you’ve used it recently, if it’s expired, or if you really enjoy using it.
  • Create three piles: keep, donate, and throw away.
  • If you’re having trouble letting go of certain items, consider if they’re really serving you and if you’ll actually use them in the future.
  • Finally, once you’ve decluttered, organize the items you’re keeping in a way that makes sense. This could be by type of product, color, or frequency of use.

Happy decluttering!