Brushes and sponges, like magic wands, play a big part in making our makeup look great. But sometimes, in our quest for perfect looks, we forget to take good care of these helpful tools.
Why should you care about makeup tools?
Taking care of your makeup tools is essential for a few key reasons. Firstly, it promotes healthy skin by preventing the buildup of germs that could lead to skin problems like pimples or irritation. Clean tools also ensure that your makeup is applied smoothly and evenly, enhancing its overall appearance.
Regular maintenance of your tools contributes to the longevity of your makeup products. Clean brushes and sponges prevent contamination, avoiding mixing colors between different makeup products. It means that each time you apply makeup, it looks fresh and true to its original color.
In addition to health and efficacy, well-maintained tools make it easier to blend makeup, achieving a polished and professional look.
How to care about your makeup tools?
After each use, it’s important to quickly clean your makeup tools to remove excess product and prevent bacteria buildup. A simple wipe on a tissue or gentle cleansing cloth can remove residual makeup for brushes. Sponges, on the other hand, benefit from a rinse with water and a mild soap. Gently squeeze out any excess water to ensure they are ready for the next use.
Weekly Deep Cleaning
To maintain the hygiene and effectiveness of your tools, a more thorough cleaning is necessary every week. For brushes, use a gentle shampoo or specialized brush cleanser. Apply the cleanser, lather it up, and rinse the bristles thoroughly until the water runs clear. Sponges can be soaked in soapy water, and gentle squeezing will help remove built-up products and bacteria.
How you store your makeup tools can impact their longevity. For brushes, storing them upright helps maintain their shape and prevents damage to the bristles. Sponges, once cleaned, should be allowed to air dry in a clean and well-ventilated area to prevent any potential bacterial growth.
Protecting from Moisture
Moisture can lead to bacterial growth and damage to your tools. Store them in a dry environment and avoid leaving brushes or sponges in damp areas like the bathroom.