Beauty expert, Jenn Falik joined me yesterday to talk about the must have beauty essentials for your beauty closet, and to share tips on how you can rid yourself of clutter in your medicine cabinet for good!
Candace Rose: What are the latest essentials for summer survival?
Jenn Falik: "Year-round beauty survival- a lot of that starts off with the medicine cabinet and putting your products where you're starting your day. 1/3 of women have more than 20 products in their medicine cabinet which most likely means there's a lot of clutter there, so you want to do a good clean out. It's hot in August, one day when you're not going outside, stay in and clean out your medicine cabinet and refill it with efficient multitasking products.
So for example- Vaseline has their new Total Moisture Lotion, and what's great about this is 59% of women have different lotions for different needs, so you can have two; three; four different lotions in one medicine cabinet. This works well and feels great going on. It's not greasy and it moisturizes on all layers of the skin. You're getting something that works by hydrating, but feels great because it's non-greasy. And you've got one head to toe body lotion that is going to do everything that most women are looking for in a body lotion.
Another great multitasker to have in that medicine cabinet, especially as we head into August is Dove Clinical Protection. So this is a powerful odor and wetness protector. It's antipersperant and deodorant but it also has skincare benefits. It's going to moisturize; it soothes skin after shaving and it's a gentle dermatologist recommended formula that's shown to be less irritating than the leading prescription antiperspirant and deodorant, so you know that you're getting something that really works, but something that's also gentle on the skin which is really important. It's the only clinical formula that has Dove one quarter moisturizers in there and vitamins E and F.
And the last multitasker, which is sort of an iconic essential in the beauty world for so many different things is the Q-tip®. So for anything from first aid to beauty to pet care to manicures to cleaning around the house, arts and crafts. People use Q-tips® for so many different things and they're great for the medicine cabinet because they're small. They're coming out with an antimicrobial Q-tip®, and that's going to be the perfect thing to be in the medicine cabinet to apply ointment on cuts, and you can have peace of mind knowing that no matter how messy your medicine cabinet may get, this is something that's going to be clean, going to be safe to put on your skin. It's around $3 at the drugstore, so that's a great new innovation from Q-tip® that's going to help streamline your medicine cabinet."
Candace Rose: Do you have any advice for women (like myself) who like to keep so many products in our medicine cabinets? What's a great way to get rid of stuff to keep clutter down?
Jenn Falik: "It's hard to get rid of products- I know, I'm guilty of it too, but you have to be a harsh editor of your own medicine cabinet. So if you haven't used a product in three to six months, I suggest a gentle separation strategy so you can take the products if you haven't used and put it in a bag somewhere or put them in a closet somewhere that's not in your medicine cabinet. For a couple months you'll notice you don't miss them anymore and you'll feel more comfortable getting rid of them so I always think that's a great thing to do.
And something else to do is beware of expiration dates. When you open a new product- I always keep a little thing of white stickers that you can get at an office supply store- keep those next to your products. Put a sticker on, write down the date that you opened it and if you know off the top of your head when it expires; that way when you're going through for a clean out you notice that you shouldn't be using a product anymore and it makes it much easier to get rid of it."
Candace Rose: Do you have any additional tips or information you'd like to share?
Jenn Falik: "For more info on everything we talked about today and more beauty and lifestyle tips, you can check out LifeMinute.tv."