Improperly or infrequently cleaned makeup tools spread bacteria to your face. Poorly maintained tools also are not as effective at doing a quality job. Fortunately, keeping your beauty tools clean does not require much investment of time or materials. Follow these simple guidelines in caring for your makeup tools, and keep both them and you looking great.
Wash your brushes weekly. Use mild detergent or gentle shampoo with lukewarm water. Gently work the soap through the bristles with your fingers. Rinse well until the water runs clear. Swish the brush heads in a bowl of vinegar and water to sanitize. Dry the brushes with the bristles hanging over the edge of a table or similar surface to prevent one side of the brush becoming flat.
Metal implements, such as eyelash curlers or tweezers, require less frequent cleaning. On a bi-weekly basis, use rubbing alcohol diluted with water to wipe these tools. Dry with a towel.
Sponges and puffs have a limited lifespan. To prolong their useful life, wash them after a couple uses. Wring them dry, and replace them frequently.
Store your clean tools in cosmetic bags or cases to keep them free from dust, lint and damage. Proper storage also aids in organization, allowing you to find what you are seeking more quickly.
Avoid unwanted mixing of product remnants and undesirable mingling of bacteria and germs. Clean products are much better at doing their intended jobs. Taking just a few precautions in the care and storage of your beauty tools is a sound investment towards keeping the implements in top condition for the long term.