I just returned from a mini holiday in Arizona where the skies were turquoise and the days were hot. There is something so therapeutic about lounging poolside among orange blossoms with a limoncello in hand. A reprieve from gray Seattle does wonders for my psyche and I returned energized and ready for my annual spring clean.
My first to-do item is 1) clean out my vanity and cabinet drawers. I remove all my make-up, skin care products, brushes, bottles, tins, etc. I give the drawers and cabinets a thorough once over and ready them for the products I will use over the next six months.
Lining up all the products (make-up and skin care) I 2) check the expiration date. If it is past the expiration date, or you have had it longer then six months (mascara for example) discard it. Don't worry, if you can't find the expiration date or are unsure of a product simply bring it into the clinic and I can help you determine its healthiness. Remember, I always give a discount on new purchases when you bring in any bottle of any skin care products (not just mine).
Next I 3) wash all my brushes in a gentle detergent (wool lite is perfect). Make sure they are thoroughly dried before re-storing.
I then 4)make a list of all the new products I will need for the next six months. It usually looks like this:
Lipstick and gloss
One or two new brushes
Lighter or heavier Cream (depending on travel plans)
Seasonal Mask and Peel
Finally I 5) book my treatments for the season. This usually entails a lovely detoxifying body wrap (new treatment offered here at the Sorrento) and Limoncello di Bellezza©, my signature treatment. Limoncello di Bellezza© was developed years ago to lighten and brighten the skin, clear congested pores, and turn back the clock by removing dull, tired skin. This is the perfect treatment for Spring and Summer and I encourage you to book yours soon.
Looking outside on this cold drizzly Spring day I know how tough it can be to muster up the energy to tackle this project. So I thought a little incentive might help. When you bring in your old jars and bottles of skin cream (remember it doesn't have to just be mine) you will receive $5.00 off each new product you purchase from me. And for every $100.00 in products you purchase you will receive a travel - goody bag and $10.00 Body Wrap Gift certificate.
Until next week,