Tips and Tops
1. Makeup Brushes
“Makeup brushes are one of the main culprits of breakouts, and while it would be best to give them a good washing once a week, it’s just not realistic. Instead aim to clean them every two weeks using a gentle makeup brush cleaner. Pour about a quarter-size amount of a anti-bacterial soap solution (depending on how many brushes you’re washing) into a dry hand (or a textured glove or mat), swirl the makeup brush around in your palm to cover it with product and rinse thoroughly with hot water to ensure that all the product has been washed out. When rinsing, it helps to hold the brush upside down to prevent water from absorbing into the base.
2. Facial Cleansing Devices
It’s tempting to just throw that Clarisonic back on the charger without a second thought, but not cleaning the brush head could cause a cranky complexion. Bacteria can grow in the crevices of the brush around and between the bristles, Remove the brush head and use anti-bacterial soap and a toothbrush to clean it once a week should you be using it every day ( using it less frequently, then every two weeks is fine). Rinse with warm water and let it air-dry before reattaching. For best results, don’t forget to change your brush head every 90 days.
3. Eyebrow Spoolies
You know that gunk that builds up in eyebrow spoolies? Well, it’s a lot easier than you think to remove it, allowing for more even brow grooming, brow tamers can be run through a makeup or an alcohol pad every two weeks. They’re made from synthetic fibers, so you don’t have to worry about them drying out
4. Eyelash Curler
For the sake of your lashes, wipe down the eyelash curler with a makeup-removing pad between uses. Product buildup can make your lashes stick to the metal and possibly pull them out. The little rubber pad in the curler needs to be replaced about every three to four months since they do break down and then can, in extreme cases, snap your lashes off.
5. Hot Tools
While it may be hard to actually spot residue on your hair straightener or curling iron, it’s there and it could be messing with your look. “The tool is overworking trying to get through the product buildup, and it could also be transferring different product left behind on the tool to your hair. When it’s cool, wipe it down with a moist towel between uses. Just make sure it’s been off for a while, otherwise you can get burned!
6. Makeup Sponge
The miracle blending tool beauty blender comes with both a cake and a liquid cleanser such, Woolite. dampen and then dab the blender into the liquid and work it in, focusing on any large stains, and then gently milk away the foam before I start to rinse in warm water and squeeze again until there are no more bubbles coming out. When you can get the majority of the cleanser out before you start to rinse and wring, it’ll take less time to rinse away all the bubbles.. Once the rinse becomes clear, squeeze the blender dry in a paper towel to make it dry faster. Use this method after every three to four makeup applications.