An wonderful invention is the makeup and beauty sector. It enables us to freely express ourselves, alter how we appear, emphasize our greatest qualities, and cover up annoying flaws and fears when we’re feeling vulnerable. But there are other things besides cosmetics that make life easier for us; we all have a number of beauty tools at our disposal. But don’t we all have a tiny secret? We don’t treat our beauty equipment with the proper care. So let’s take advantage of this chance to thoroughly clean all of our beauty tools. Here are some helpful hints for doing it.
1. A cosmetic sponge
How frequently should your beauty blender be cleaned? The ideal time to do this is after each use, but we’re all just too lazy. But it’s so simple to do. Warm water and a light shampoo are all that are required. It can be cleaned most effectively by soaking it in warm water until it fully expands, followed by gently massaging some shampoo into it and rinsing it until the water is clear. If it has been a while since you cleaned your beauty blender, immerse it in soapy water for a while for a thorough clean, and then rinse.
2. Makeup Tools
Although we use so many brushes, it might be stressful to try to clean them all at once. Brushes are very simple to clean. So, once every week is what we advise. The technique is the similar to cleaning a beauty sponge, but you should use tepid or cold water. Only moisten the bristles and not the section where they join to the handle. You don’t want to destroy the adhesive and have bristles falling out. So you wet them with cold water, put some shampoo in the center of your hand and swirl the wet brushes in it to get rid of the makeup. Afterwards rinse, flatten them to get all the water out and put on a towel to dry overnight.
3. Hairbrushes and Combs
If we’re horrible with makeup brushes, it’s absolutely depressing how little we clean our hairbrushes. Did you know that if you don’t clean your hairbrush it can make your hair look lifeless and filthy even after you just cleaned it? Most of us think that merely removing the hair from the brush is enough, but it’s not the only thing that’s left on it. First of all yeah, remove the hair, make sure you get every strand, use scissors to snip off the most unpleasant stuck hairs. Then use warm water and shampoo to wash off the dirt, dead skin, residue of hair product of the bristles. Feel free to use an old toothbrush to help with the procedure.
4. Ultrasonic Facial Brushes
You would think that when you use a facial cleanser with the brush – it cleans itself, but you’d be wrong. It cleans your face, but some dead skin cells, makeup residue and grime can get stuck on the bristles and the base of the brush head. So disconnect the head of the brush and use some antibacterial soap to clean the bristles and the base, an old toothbrush will be beneficial here also. Rinse and leave to dry overnight before assembling again.
5. Tweezers, Scissors, Nail Clippers
These should to be cleaned after each use. Just think of the manicure and pedicure nightmares that might happen if you don’t, what about pink eye? Yea you don’t want these difficulties. Just clean all your metal manicure and pedicure instruments and tweezers with hot water and antibacterial soap. Make sure to get every little crevice with the help of an old toothbrush.
6. Eyelash Curler
Not only do eyelash curlers typically have loads of gunky mascara adhered on them but they also come in close contact with your eye. So make sure to wipe them completely with a cotton pad and rubbing alcohol. Rinse afterwards in cold water and let air dry.
7. Makeup Pencil Sharpener
Did you know that if you let someone use your lip pencil or eye pencil and they have some form of illness or infection on it you can easily cross contaminate our full makeup collection? That’s why you should clean your pencil sharpener after every usage with some rubbing alcohol.
8. Hot Tools
Your curling irons and flatirons require a good clean once in a while too. Hairspray and other hair products leave residue on them and can cause them to malfunction or cease working in the worst case scenario or become sticky and harm your hair. So make sure to clean them at least once a week. To do this make sure your tools are disconnected and absolutely cool. Clean them with a soft cotton pad and rubbing alcohol or a paste made of equal parts water and baking soda. You can’t rinse these, so just wipe with a clean damp towel and then with a dry one.
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