November 26, 2014
Your makeup tools are important for your beauty routine. While you may not think about them often, you use them every day to apply your makeup. Over time between the normal dust and germs of the bathroom alongside the oils and other elements of your face, the tools will pick things up, making it necessary to clean them. Learn the proper way to clean each of your makeup tools, ensuring their long use and your healthy skin.
Thoroughly cleaning your makeup brushes about every two weeks to ensure they are not carrying bacteria and excess makeup. Rinse the bristles using water, but point the brush in a way that the water is not directly hitting the base. This can do damage to the glue holding the bristles in place, ruining the brush over time. Use a small amount of shampoo on the bristles, gently lathering it. To further disinfect use a spray on cleanser. This can be a store bought option or one made a home devised of vinegar and water. Allow the brush to dry overnight. Never use the blow dryer to speed up the process.
Your sponge is porous which means it can hold a lot of bacteria. Because of this it is crucial to rinse every day or every other day. Run the sponge under warm water and use a small amount of shampoo to knead the makeup products out of the sponge. Rinse the sponge until the water is clear and free of any soap or makeup. Squeeze out the extra moisture and use a towel to further dry the sponge. Even with doing this you should replace your sponge about every four months to keep from spreading bacteria when applying your makeup.
Your metal tools consist of your eyelash curler and tweezers. While the eyelash curler may be used more often by most, it is important to not forget about the tweezers as well. Wash these both by using an antibacterial soap, then pat them dry with a towel. You can also use a cotton ball soaked in alcohol to sanitize the tools as well. Doing this will help prevent bacteria from building up. In addition to this, cleaning your eyelash curler of old mascara will help prevent it from pulling out your eyelashes as well as make it more effective.
Take the time to clean your makeup tools to help them work better for you. Even a small amount of time dedicated will be beneficial to your beauty routine, keeping bacteria away from your face and helping these tools to better work for you.