Did you know that your makeup brushes can cause skin irritations if not washed and sanitized after each use? If you haven’t cleaned your pads, brushes, and others within a couple of weeks, it’s time that you did unless you want to suffer from skin rashes. In this article, we are going to talk about why it is essential to clean your beauty tools and how to do it.
Why you should clean your makeup tools
If you don’t clean your makeup tools regularly, you may get skin rashes. What is the relation between these two? Your makeup tools and products collect dirt and bacteria, just like everything else on our planet. To prevent dirt in your house, you make sure you clean it every week. The same goes for your makeup tools and products. If there are bacteria on your makeup, they will spread to your skin when you use it. Germs easily transfer from one place to another. To reduce the risk of bacteria spreading on your skin, be sure to clean your makeup tools now and then.
How to clean your brushes
Run your makeup brushes under warm water. Use shampoo or another gentle soap but not harsh detergents or conditioners to clean the tools. Add a dab of the product on the palm of your hand. Now go back and forth with the brush, swirling it on your hand. You will see makeup debris coming out of it. Continue the procedure until no more debris appears on your skin. Rinse the brush thoroughly with water and let air dry. Be careful when you rub the brush, not to damage it, or distort its form. Don’t apply too much pressure. Also, you don’t want to use harsh detergents because they may loosen the glue that sticks the bristles to the handle. Repeat the procedure for each brush.
How to clean your makeup products
To those of you who find it odd – yes, some makeup products can be cleaned too. Begin with your makeup powder. It may collect dirt and bacteria very quickly. Unless you want to transfer them to your skin next time you use your powder, you need to take measures. To clean your makeup powder, carefully remove the top layer using a knife. The top layer usually collects bacteria, and removing it will ensure that no microorganisms transferred onto your face.
Take a small sponge and dip it into isotropy alcohol or a cosmetic sanitizer. Then rub the top of the lipstick with the sponge to remove debris and bacteria.
Makeup brushes caps
Dip a cotton pad in isotropy alcohol and go over the brush caps, working your way to the bottom. Clean the tool from inside where all the bacteria is centered. You can also use warm water and some gentle soap as an alternative to isopropyl alcohol.
Beauty blenders used for foundation application. If it is not disposable, you need to clean your beauty blender regularly. You can buy specially formulated cleansers. They are accommodating but also a bit expensive. So if you are looking for more affordable ways to clean beauty blenders, you can use regular shampoo. Dampen the blender slightly with warm water. Add a dab of cleaning solution and massage. Rinse and squeeze. Keep rinsing and squeezing until the water runs clear. Roll the blender in a clean towel.
Soak a cotton pad in isopropyl alcohol or a solution of warm water and gentle soap and wipe your eyelash curler. You can also use a small brush to scrub the dirt out of the tool. Rinse thoroughly and towel dry. This article is a guest post kindly presented by Kate Chamomile from perfect cleaning.
Updated: 14 July 2020
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