Happy First Day of Spring! Now is the perfect time to start your spring cleaning and get rid of things you no longer need or use. Not only is it the first day of spring, March 20 is also National Clean Out Your Medicine Cabinet Day! So, open up your bathroom drawers and cabinets and let Naples Soap Company help you revitalize your skin care supply.
Read the Fine Print
As you’re in spring cleaning mode, think about giving your skin care routine a facelift as well. Take a look at the products you have in your bathroom cabinets, shower and makeup bag and take a closer look at the ingredients they contain. Many standard makeup and skin care products are chemical-laden, including additives such as dioxins, benzoyl peroxide, parabens, or phthalates. These chemical or synthetic additives can cause skin irritations and allergies and, in some cases, more serious long-term health problems.
Our bodies absorb 60% of what we put on our skin so be on the lookout for these potentially harmful ingredients, which you won’t find in any of our Naples Soap Company products:
- Benzoyl Peroxide
- DEA (Diethanolamine)
- MEA (Monoethanolamine)
- TEA (Triethanolamine)
- DMDM Hydantoin & Urea (Imidazolidinyl)
- Parabens: Methyl, Butyl, Ethyl, Propyl
- PEG (Polyethylene Glycol)
- Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
- (SLS) & Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES)
- Sunscreen Chemicals: Avobenzone, benzophenone, octyl methoxycinnamate, and PABA
Also, look for the vegan and cruelty-free labels to ensure you’re using products that fit within your animal-friendly and earth-friendly lifestyle. Our products are never tested on animals.
Pitch your old products that contain these additives or that don’t support your earth and animal conscious views and opt for natural products this spring. By abiding by a natural skin care routine, your skin will feel and look healthier.
Get Rid of Expired Products
Although it might be tempting to keep and continue using expired skin care products, they can be more than just ineffective. They may also be harmful to your skin. Set aside some time for spring cleaning and go through the skin care products you currently own. Take note of expiration dates – if you don’t see one, look for changes in color or consistency. Generally, products that have been open for one year or longer are likely close to expiration. If you’re not sure, it’s better to be safe and toss it.
Keep Your Cool
If you’re purchasing skincare products in bulk (We love a good deal too, check out ourdaily bundles!), be sure to store your bath and products in cool, dark places. Light and humidity can breed bacteria, mold and yeast so any products that you stock-up on for future use should be stored appropriately.
Stock Up for Spring
Now that you’ve purged your bathroom of any expired, unwanted or unnatural skin or haircare products, it’s time to stock up and replace them with the very best. We’re committed to offering natural products that are free of harmful ingredients and are artisan crafted in the USA. As the seasons change, Naples Soap Company has a score of natural, healthy skin care and bath products to take you from winter into spring. Check out our uniqueloofah soaps, great for exfoliating, ourbody butterpacked with hydration, or our moisturizinglip scrubs!