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KEEPING IT SIMPLE
My skincare storage is pretty straightforward. I keep my everyday skincare items on a small marble tray from H&M home. It not only looks pretty, it prevents me from adding too many products into my daily routine. I find my skin reacts best to simplicity. A cleanser, eye cream, moisturiser and occasional serum/face tanner are generally what I use.
The rest of the skincare items I own are kept in a set of white drawers from Homebase. Now they aren’t the most glamorous piece of furniture by any means. However they are the perfect size for my small bathroom. They fit nicely under the sink and I can squeeze my stash in there. The exact ones I have have sold out since I filmed my video, but these are quite similar.
HOW TO SLIMLINE YOUR SKINCARE STORAGE
- Just don’t buy it! One pretty obvious way not to end up with too many products is to simply refrain from spending money on new skincare bits until you’ve used up the same kind of item you already own. I try and have the ‘one in, one out’ approach with mine.
- Focus on what works for you. As I said earlier – or in this post – my skin looks best when I keep it simple and don’t mix it up too much. I try and concentrate on what my skin responds well to. Some people get on really well with acid products whereas I don’t.
SAVE THE DATE
3. Section it off. By having your collection in separate drawers or compartments, it’s easier to see what you have too much or not enough of. For example, if you watch my video I have A LOT of serums and oils, most of which I’d forgotten were even in there. I blame The Ordinary for this because the products are just so darn affordable. I’m going to try and take out one product from this drawer every week and use it consistently.
4. Check the shelf life. A lot of skincare doesn’t last longer than six months once opened. So have a real look at the products in your skincare storage. Check the date on them and you’ll probably be surprised at how many you should probably get rid of! It’s always an excuse to buy more…