This week Tip Tuesday is all about Spring Cleaning – for your make-up tools!
Spring cleaning is here! It is important that you sanitize your beauty tools to prevent bacteria from forming, causing damage to your skin and hair. By consistently cleaning your tools, you increase their lifespan, saving you money in the long run…
Eyelash Curler – Anything that touches your eyes should be cleaned at least once a week, since your eyes take to infections really easily. You can easily and quickly wipe it clean with a disinfectant wet wipe.
Make-up Bag – We’re sure every lady is guilty of this one. Melted lipstick, smudged eye pencil, loose powder, all that debris carries bacteria with it, which is then transferred from your hands to your make-up and back to your face again. A simple swipe with a disinfectant wipe every once in a while can sweep most of that gunk away.
Tweezers – Admit it, we all use these for more than just brow plucking. Oil from your skin can coat the metal tips and be transferred when plucking your eyebrows, potentially leading to a breakout. A quick dab into hydrogen peroxide is all it takes or run your tweezers under boiling water to disinfect them.
Nail Clippers and Cuticle Clippers – Your nails are an incredibly fertile ground for infection. You may have noticed that when you go to a nail salon for a manicure, they sanitize their tools in little UV light boxes that kill bacteria. An easier option would be to place them in boiling water.
Hairbrushes – Every time you brush your hair you drag your hairbrush across your scalp. Your brush your hair after a sweaty run, and again on your clean hair after a shower. You can use an old comb to remove the hair, then fill your sink with some warm water and shampoo and move your hairbrush around to help loosen any gunk that’s on the bristles. After it is clean, run warm water on your brush to remove the residue. Finally, place your brush face down on a towel to dry overnight.
Hair-dryer – Many people don’t clean their hair-dryers as they don’t think of them accumulating bacteria. Over time, hair, dirt, and lint builds up in your blow dryer and it expels every time you use it. To prevent this from happening, you should clean your blow dryer once a month.
Flat Iron – As we use our straightener, it accumulates oils and build-up, which can be transferred to our hair and burn it. Before cleaning your flat iron, make sure it is unplugged and cool to touch. Next, simply wipe the plates with a cloth soaked in warm water and soap. If you do this once a month, you will avoid build-up transfer and cause less damage to your hair.
“Losing you hurt, but losing my make-up bag would be a tragedy!”
That’s it for Tip Tuesday rubies, till next time xxx
Do you have any other tips or tricks to share when it comes to your cleaning your make-up tools?