Five Skin Care Hacks to Get You Clean for Spring!

Warmer weather is coming and with it is the urge to clean out everything and chase those winter dust bunnies away! While you are chasing the bunnies out, why not add something to your usual spring cleaning regimen?

Your Skin.

Keeping your skin and hair clean should be very high up on your list of “Self Care”. After a season of bitter cold and drying winds, it’s the perfect time to give your skin some healing care and start the season off right, complete with that inner glow that you may have lost behind all those hats and scarves.

If you are looking to start your season with a fresh feel, check out our five hacks for fresh, clean skin.

Hands Off!

Keeping your hands clean is a staple in helping your skin look its best. Not only just to help prevent the spread of germs and diseases but to help keep grease and dirt off your face. While you ideally shouldn’t be touching your face at all, that isn’t always possible. So in addition to limiting hand-to-face contact, you should keep your hands clean to help decrease dirt and oil build-up.

Lemons and Steam

Lemons are great for your skin! Plus, they can be used in multiple ways! You can put them in hot water before bed, or create a lemon infused steam for your shower can both help open and clean your pores, allowing build up to be cleaned away gently. Plus, with so much vitamin C you will find a new fresh glow sooner than you thought!


If you want to prompt that deep glow to emerge from its winter cave, hydrating your skin is a sure way to do that. The best way to hydrate is to invest in a good moisturizer. Find an oil-free product with an SPF to help guard against sun damage. You are one step closer to keeping your skin healthy, happy, and glowing.

Get a Silicone Sponge

Regular makeup sponges can be a breeding ground for bacteria. Although it is suggested that you regularly wash sponges and brushes that often, we understand that life gets hectic and things slip through the cracks. Investing in a silicone sponge is a great option to help reduce makeup waste, bacteria growth, and is a time saver!

Wear a Mask

A face mask, a cool mask, a night mask. There are many different types of skin care masks and each one can help solve and repair different skin problems. Use a cooling mask for redness and swelling, and a night mask for blackheads and clogged pores. Finding the right mask for you is important and is definitely something you should add to your usual beauty routine.

Jumpstart Your Spring Cleaning?

Head in to our student salon training area today for a cleansing facial. This service can help to clear away the unwanted dirt and oil that has accumulated on your skin, giving you a fresh slate, and a glowing start. Contact us to schedule your service today!

Want to take your skin care obsession to the next level? Discover how our cosmetology program can help you build an education in beauty that could lead to a new future and a fresh start.

All services performed by students under the direct supervision of licensed professionals.

For more information about our graduation rates, the median loan debt of students who completed the program and other information visit

What to Expect in Cosmetology School

You may know someone who went to cosmetology school. You may have even walked into a cosmetology school and received a treatment from them. But when it comes to enrolling in school, you may feel a little lost.

Don’t worry! You are not alone when it comes to deciding on where or why you should go to cosmetology school. At The Salon Professional Academy(TSPA), DC, many of our students had the same concerns and questions that you do. We decided to make a blog that answers the most commonly asked question about starting cosmetology school.

Here are our top five questions and answers we had when deciding on cosmetology school.

    1. Is Cosmetology Hard?

      This is a great question! Cosmetology school isn’t easy, and it does require hard work and dedication. Working hard for something you love is very rewarding and cosmetology is no different. If you enjoy doing hair, cutting hair, and applying makeup there is a good possibility that you will love cosmetology school. Students find that they each have different strengths and weaknesses throughout their cosmetology school. Each student is given the opportunity to improve their skills and techniques while allowing their strengths to shine.

    2. What Skills Do I Need to Be a Cosmetologist?

      Another great question. Many people think of that there are only practical skills involved in cosmetology, but they’re wrong! Here are a few skills they should posses in addition to their hands-on skills:

      • Communication Skills
      • Organizational Skills
      • Interpersonal Skills
    3. What to Look for in a Cosmetology School

      There are many options for cosmetology school and choosing just one can feel overwhelming. There isn’t one school that is right for everyone but there are specific aspects that set certain schools apart. We suggest taking a tour of the school to get a feel for the building and find out what kind of culture they foster! If you feel like you don’t fit in there, it probably isn’t the best option for you. You want a school that you can feel comfortable and thrive in. We suggest that you choose a school that offers a variety of courses and opportunities for you to try out!

    4. What Opportunities Can I Expect at Cosmetology School?

      We can’t speak for other schools, but at TSPA DC you can expect to learn in a beautiful facility. Not only will you be practicing your skills in a great facility, you will also be using professional products from Redken. With one-on-one training, students can feel confident when they start giving treatments to clients. At TSPA, DC we strive to give our students opportunities to try popular treatments found in salons such as our Keratin treatments. We offer advanced courses where you can learn the necessary skills for the makeup industry with our courses from the Make-up Designory (MUD).

    5. Is Cosmetology School Worth It?

      Our answer is a resounding yes! Cosmetology school is a great place to enhance your hair and makeup skills. Not only are you learning amazing skills, you also have the opportunity to meet amazing people! You could make life long relationships with people or find your next business partner at cosmetology school. You can challenge yourself by adding skills to your skill set and learning new cutting techniques. While it does take time and energy, the people you meet and the experiences you have in cosmetology school truly make it a priceless experience.

At TSPA, DC we enjoy answering questions about cosmetology school and what kind of experiences we have had as cosmetology students. Cosmetology school is a wonderful place for people who are passionate about hair and makeup.

Still have more questions? We have your back! Give us a call at (202) 216-9700 to ask about our programs and set up a time to tour our campus!