Clean your beauty products and give your face and body the care it deserves. Say goodbye to grime, bacteria, and acne with these helpful tips!
Spring Clean Beauty Products Tips To Protect Your Skin
Clean beauty products should be a regular thing in your cleansing routine. Think about it, these are the items you’re constantly using. No matter how tedious it may be, make it a point to give them a thorough cleanse every now and then. Your future self will thank you for it!
1. Eyelash Curler
A swipe of makeup remover on a cotton pad is all it takes to clean your eyelash curler. Also, if you see the curler’s rubber pads giving way, swap them out for new ones. That way, they’ll do a much better job at opening your eyes.
Fake lashes can be expensive, so use this trick to help you save money and reuse your lashes. If you soak your fake lashes in a bowl of warm water with a few drops of dish soap, the glue will peel off easily.
3. Pencil Sharpener
Do a weekly cotton swab cleaning with your pencil sharpener. Begin by emptying the shavings out, and getting into all the little nooks and crannies with your cotton swab soaked in rubbing alcohol.
4. Mascara Wand
Clean your mascara wand by letting it soak in warm water and then working through its bristles with shampoo. Rinse this off and repeat the process until you’re left with a clean wand.
5. Makeup Brushes
Never ever forget to clean your makeup brushes because you can risk having serious acne problems if you keep using dirty makeup tools. All it takes are a few drops of gentle shampoo to take out the gunk of past makeup from your brushes.
6. Makeup Sponges
Beauty Blenders are amazing but they can be a little expensive. To make sure you get your money’s worth, I recommend washing makeup sponges after each use to prevent the spread of germs. Also, make sure to rinse out all the soap, olive oil, or makeup remover, out of the sponge before air drying.
7. Makeup Bag
Turn your makeup bag inside out and wipe off any dirt or makeup residue with makeup remover wipes. Don’t forget to let it dry completely before putting your makeup back in.
Clean your hair brush once a week to reduce product buildup on the bristles. Need a hack for removing all the hair on the brush? Use a toothpick to help pick the strands out.
9. Hair Ties
Hair ties are notorious for being dirty thanks to sweat, oil, and product residue. Soak your hair ties in a solution of soap and water, rinse, and then let them hang dry. It’s that simple.
10. Flat Iron
Rid your flat iron of all the gunk with the help of cotton and rubbing alcohol. With just a few scrubs your flat iron will look as good as new.
11. Hair Dryer
Give your hair dryer a thorough cleanse by grabbing a toothbrush and running it over the vent at the back. Remember, the objective is to get as much lint out as possible.
Bet you never thought you could sharpen your tweezers using a nail file. Simply sandwich the emery board in between the tweezers, then tweeze and pull.
13. Nail Tools
It’s easy to sanitize your nail tools. Place them in a bowl of warm water and dish soap for 2 minutes, dry them off with a towel, and then wipe the tools with a cotton ball soaked in rubbing alcohol. That’s it!
14. Clarisonic Brush Head
Choose from either of three options when cleaning your Clarisonic brush head: dish soap, cleanser, or shampoo. To dry, push the brush head against a towel and turn the Clarisonic on for about a minute to get all the water out.
If you’re using a natural loofah, I recommend changing it every 3-4 weeks. On the other hand, if you’re using a plastic pouf, swap it for a new one every 2 months. To clean the plastic pouf, you can throw it in the washing machine with a bit of laundry detergent. Just be careful not to put in the dryer as it could melt.
16. Pumice Stone
The important thing when it comes to caring for a pumice stone is the location where you store it. It’s best kept in a dry place until it’s used again.
17. Expiration Dates
As with almost any product, beauty items have an expiration date as well. To make sure I don’t forget when my favorite products have gone beyond their lifespan, I like putting little labels on them with the help of some washi tape. I mark the date of when I first used the product so it’s easier to track and know when it’s ready to be tossed.
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Clean beauty products should be the norm, because we deserve it. So don’t forget to include cleaning your beauty products in your spring cleaning to do list. It’s one of the few ways we’re able to treat our bodies with respect, care, and love.
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