How often do you have to clean and sanitize your makeup tools

Cleaning your makeup kit on regular basis can save you a lot of troubles in future. It is a common knowledge that the dirt the tools accumulate can lead to serious allergies, acne and inability to put your make up properly the next time you are using the same brush or sponge. A high quality set of brushes and make up accessories can be really expensive so the better care of take of them, the longer they will serve you. As a matter of fact, all the professional make up artists recommend cleaning the tools every time after usage because they can transfer oils to the skin as well as bacteria and dust, built up in the bristles. Of course, you probably don’t have the time and the patience to clean the brushes every time you put some powder on but here are some handy tips for keeping your tools in a good condition without spending too much time in cleaning them.

  • The easiest way for getting your tools cleaned and sanitised is buying a special spray for this purpose. You just spray over the tool and dry with a soft cloth. Simple as that.
  • As we have already mentioned, brushes and sponges are the most problematic parts of the make up kit. These have to be cleaned regularly with a mixture of lukewarm water and mild baby shampoo are saying from Perfect Cleaning. Stir the mixture in order to get bubbles and then soak the brush into the container. And here comes the most important detail. Make sure the metal part of the brush is not in a direct contact with the water otherwise the clue that holds the bristles together might be damaged. Rinse and blot with a soft dry cloth. The same cleaning method applies to the sponges but the brushes are more durable while the sponges will fall apart after few cleaning procedures.
  • A powder puff of decent quality costs a lot so if you have invested in one, you’d better clean it as often as you can. Soak it in a shampoo dissolved in water, squeeze it and let it dry naturally. Don’t use a hair dryer or anything that can damage it.
  • Although most people tend to neglect them, the metal objects such as cuticle nippers, eyelash curlers, tweezers have to be sanitised every two weeks. Ideally, the procedure includes rinsing with warm water and a sanitiser. A cotton ball soaked with some alcohol can also do an excellent job.
  • Unfortunately, your favourite lipstick can not be cleaned so you are advised not to use it when you are sick. Despite the fact that the experts say the bacteria can not survive long onto the lipstick, throwing it away after undergoing an unpleasant strep throat infection is a must unless you want to experience a re – infection.
  • Sharpening the eye liner is the best way to keep it clean and bacteria free. Sharpen it after every usage in order to prevent the spread of an eye infection.
  • The eyelash curlers are an important element of the make up process and they also need to be taken care of. Most of them have a removable rubber pad that is really durable but sadly, it accumulates a lot of dirt and need to be replaced on regular intervals. These rubber pads are inexpensive and can be found in every beauty supply shop.