It's a good time to bring up the subject of how to sanitize or disinfect your makeup, cosmetics and tools and why you'd even want to do that.
If I asked you this, "When was the last time you cleaned your makeup?"
Most of you would probably cringe when you realize that either you haven't really cleaned your makeup or it has been forever since you did!
Everyone knows already that cleaning your makeup brushes is essential to prevent all that gunk and germs from collecting and transferring to our faces, but if your makeup is swimming in pools of germs, your clean brushes aren't going to do you any good to prevent possible infections.
MAKE SURE TO WASH YOUR HANDS BEFORE GETTING STARTED! As in wash it with soap and water in the duration of 2 Happy Birthday Songs. :)
Also, keep your hair tied back out of the way. Let's get started:
Sanitizing Makeup and Tools
There are a few important things you will need to get everything clean and germ-free, so let's get into it:
An isopropyl alcohol is great for killing bacteria that could be living in your precious makeup. A concentration of 70% or higher is recommended but try to avoid 99% because it might evaporate too fast before penetrating those pesky bugs.
Place alcohol in spray bottle. This is to make it easy to spray cosmetics and makeup tools without making a huge mess everywhere!
To clean eyeshadows bronzers, blushes and lipsticks, just spritz alcohol directly onto the item. Be careful not to oversaturate! Leave them open to dry.
For pencils, grab your sharpener (make sure it is clean to avoid cross contamination), sharpen to take the outer layer off. Oh, hey, that was easy!
You can also wipe it down with alcohol on a cotton pad.
I personally love to take the disinfecting wipes to clean the OUTSIDE of whatever makeup containers you have in your collection.
DO NOT USE it on the makeup itself or you will die... just kidding, but seriously don't do it. Those things contain harsher chemicals that could harm you and potentially ruin your precious makeup. We don't want that.
Other Things to Consider:
Liquid liners, lipglosses, mascara, loose shadows and other items that are in containers similar to these are very tricky to clean. I suggest getting rid of them when they start to turn gunky and dry.
As for loose shadows, you could always press them!
The point of all this is to make sure all your cosmetics, makeup tools and accessories are free from germs, bacteria and other nasty toxins that could cause problems for your skin without you even knowing it.
Cleanliness is cool especially when we're talking about having amazing skin that radiates a beautiful glow through the cosmetics we use to enhance our great looks!
I hope this was helpful for all the makeup lovers out there!
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Posted on February 3, 2014 in Beauty | 43 Comments