Why do I need to declutter skincare?
Time to declutter my skincare and beauty products. I have accumulated so many skincare what I don’t use that there is no space left for the one which I actually use. Not to say it makes my bathroom look messy and cluttered.
Most of the skincare I’m going to discard this time was not actually purchased. Skincare stores where I buy my creams and serums have good marketing strategy giving away some promotional trial kits for free when purchase reaches some certain sum.
It’s actually good for me, I was able to get lots of products I like for free, but there are some that either I do not like or they do not target my skin concerns.
I thought I may use them after my favorite products run out, but happens every time I get something new so they just keep left and accumulated. Now it’s been stored for a while, so I’m going to discard those I'm not going to use and unload the bathroom shelves a little.
Discarding Unopened Body Lotion and Body Cream
Products are really unopened. These are just little size trial samples. I got a trial kit of these products before and actually it was fine. But now I use as body cream fully natural cocoa butter. I like the results and do not want to change it, so will offer these unopened products to one of my colleagues.
Discarding Unopened Skincare Trial Kit
These are also sample bottles of the locally famous skincare brand, Essential Softener, Essential Emulsion and Firming Facial Cream. This is firming series addressing anti-aging skin concerns. I prefer to use skincare providing hydration to the skin which this set does not address, so I feel quite easy to discard. Since products are also brand-new and unused, will offer it to the same colleague.
Discarding open but unfinished Skincare Products
Unfinished products didn’t meet my skin’s needs so do no see any point in keeping them. All of them are either from free trial kits or gift kits, so that’s ok to discard.
Discarding open but unfinished Dry Shampoo.
Dry Shampoo is actually a powder. It tried it several times but it was not inconvenient to use, also it was noticeable on my dark hair so I stopped using it after a few tries. It stuck on my bathroom shelf for around a year with no use, so finally it’s time to clear the space and discard.
Discarding Scented Body Mist
It was a gift from one of colleague a few years ago. Body Mist has actually nice fragrance, but a bit too strong as I find. Also, if I want some fragrance, I prefer to use some good perfume than body mist that’s why haven’t finished it after years of keeping. Discarding it just because do not need it.
Discarding Unfinished Nail Polish
Originally I bought it to try homemade French manicure. But I have chosen color a bit wrongly. For French manicure it’s quite dark. I thought maybe I can wear this color on itself but I don’t find it looking good on my hands. So after months of keeping just time to discard.
I still have a lot of declutter work for my skincare and will be doing it step by step. For now at least the first step is made, and products which are not being used have cleared the space. I can see the results on bathroom shelf, that's great and very inspiring to keep on!