How to Keep Your Make-Up Tools Clean?

How to Keep Your Make-Up Tools CleanBelieve it or not, those who know how to keep their beauty tools clean are few. Or they are just reluctant to perform the cleaning rituals as they think that since no one else uses the same tools, disinfecting is not necessary. To a certain extent, they are right, but disinfecting your beauty tools is recommended if you want to avoid dirt and makeup buildup, skin irritations, rashes, etc. Here are the basics you should be familiar with when it comes to keeping your make-up tools clean:

  • Let’s start with the brushes you use for applying liquid make-up on your face. Even if you do not want to clean them after every usage, you should definitely perform a clean-up at least once per week. The process pretty much resembles the thorough carpet cleaning. You shampoo the brushes with an appropriate solution such as a baby shampoo or a mild hand soap and then rinse with lukewarm water. Let the brushes get dry naturally, but don’t expose them to a direct sunlight. Forcing them to get dry and blowing them with a hairdryer is not recommended as well. You may have some serious problem when you have to deal with liquid foundation stains on your carpet, what you have to do is to use 3% hydrogen peroxide and apply on the stain. If you face any difficulties, contact your local carpet cleaners and ask them for advice.

  • Another trick for removing leftovers from brushes is soaking them in a solution of water, a few drops dish soap and a few drops of olive oil and rinse thoroughly.

  • Even if you have a bunch of effective cleaning products, you probably keep a bottle of rubbing alcohol for some tips your heard from your local experts in house cleaning. It is a fantastic solution when it comes to cleaning metal surfaces, so you should definitely use it for disinfecting your tweezers, manicure and pedicure tools, eyelashes curler and any other metal item you might think of.

  • Speaking of the eyelash curler, you should not postpone cleaning it and starting fresh every time you want to use it. If you are in a hurry and you cannot scrub it with a rubbing alcohol, you can at least remove the mascara leftovers from the rubber pads with an antibacterial wipe or eye makeup remover.

  • Do you remember the last time you cleaned your hairbrush? Yes, that’s right. Hairbrushes need to be cleaned as they collect a lot of dirt that can cause dandruff or itchy scalp. You probably know the golden cleaning rule that boiling water leaves dirt and bacteria with no chance of survival. So, if your hairbrush is made of a material that can endure soaking it into boiling water, go for it. If not, fill a container with lukewarm water and dissolve some shampoo in it. Submerge the hairbrush and remove the dirt buildup with a cotton swab if needed.

  • Keeping your sponges and beauty blenders clean is important as well. You can simply soak them into a solution of lukewarm water and a mild soap, but you should refrain yourself from twisting them to remove the excess water. You’d better let them get dry naturally.

  • How often do you disinfect your eyeliner sharpener? That’s a good question, right? You are probably a bit surprised that the eyeliner sharpener actually needs to be cleaned. Well, it is the perfect habitat for germs and these can be easily transferred to your eye liner pencils and cause unpleasant eye irritations. So, empty the eyeliner sharpener from any shavings, take a cotton swab, soak it into rubbing alcohol and thoroughly disinfect it. Don’t forget to pay attention to the edges of the blade.

  • Hair straightener is your irreplaceable assistant that allows you to make your hair look fantastic in the morning without wasting too much time on beauty rituals. However, the hair spray, as well as the products you use to protect your hair from the heat, create a residue on the hair straightener plates. In order to remove it, make sure it is cool and then remove the residue with a warm, damp cloth.

  • You know those irritating rashes caused by the razor, right? In order to avoid them, make sure your razor is not clogged with fuzz. Sanitise it with rubbing alcohol after every usage and never put it back into your kit before it is completely dry. There is no better environment for the spread of bacteria than wet beauty tools.

Clean beauty tools mean effective beauty tools. If you have neglected them for a while, don’t get mad if you cannot properly apply your face powder or you got a bump after plucking your eyebrows. As mentioned above, cleaning your beauty tools on a regular basis is as important as cleaning your house. Although germs are invisible to the naked eye, they do exist and inhabit your tweezers and brushes, so make sure you make them bacteria-free as soon as possible.

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