Beauty has been a part of our lives for many decades now and we have multiple things to look after. With beauty, we should also look after the hygiene of the products that we are using.
Here are some tips about cleaning certain beauty essential items that we use on a daily basis!
You should generally clean your false lashes peruse, but if you use them very well, you can retain the same pair for 5 to 8 uses.
Place the false lashes on a clean towel and douse the end of your cotton swab in alcohol or eye makeup remover, squeezing off any excess product. Use the cotton swab to gently rub away eye makeup and glue from your lashes, making sure to pay extra attention to the lash bands, which usually get pretty gross.
You should wash your beauty blender at least once a week if you use it daily!
- Wet your sponge. Gently squeeze your sponge under running water until it’s totally wet.
- Add some soap. Squeeze a cleansing liquid or rub a bar of soap along with the mitt so it’s fully saturated.
- Scrub and rinse. Run your sponge along with the silicone nibs until your makeup stains are gone—no wringing or pulling—and then rinse until the water runs clear.
- Dry. Set your sponge aside and let it air-dry with plenty of circulation (drying your makeup sponge in a closed space can actually lead to mildew).
You should be cleaning your makeup brushes weekly!
- Wet the bristles with lukewarm water.
- Place a drop of your cleanser of choice into the palm of your clean hand.
- Gently massage the tips of the bristles in your palm.
- Rinse the bristles thoroughly.
- Squeeze out the excess moisture with a clean towel.
- Re-form the brush head back into its original shape.
- Let the brush dry with its bristles hanging off the edge of a counter, which allows it to dry in the correct shape. Never let your brushes dry on a towel — the bristles can turn mildewy.
Experts suggest cleaning your hairbrush every 2 weeks!
- Use about a tablespoon of shampoo or soap and place inside a large bowl and fill with warm water.
- The warm water helps break things down even further in comparison to cold water.
- Using a scissor, run the scissor along the base of the brush, cutting the hair out and removing it from the bristles.
- You could also use a rattail comb and pull all the hair up out of the bristles.
- Then place the round brush inside the water and swish around for 30 seconds.
- A good tip is to use another round brush and rub them both against each other with warm, soapy water.
- This technique really gets into the bristles and removes product buildup that could be stuck on the bristles. Then rinse with water and place on a towel to dry.
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