To begin with, you should wash your brushes at least once a month—once every fortnight, if possible. Otherwise, they tend to get filled with old makeup, dust, and bacteria. In short, a recipe for acne!
Makeup brushes and sponges
To wash your makeup brushes, you can simply wet them under the tap, swirl them in a bar of soap, and rinse. Yep, that's right, good ol' bar soap is actually much faster and more thorough at cleaning your makeup brushes than those fancy makeup brush cleaners you get in bottles!
You can use the same method to clean your beauty sponges too. Disposable sponges can be be used up to a dozen times with proper care, whereas BeautyBlenders can be replaced after 3-4 months. However, your brushes sometimes need a little extra TLC and conditioning.
In order to do this, take some antibacterial hand wash and mix in a small amount of olive oil, and use this mixture to clean the brushes. The olive oil will help condition the bristles of your brushes, and keep them nice and soft.
Yup, that's right, you didn't really think of cleaning your eyelash curler, did you? But it's super important to clean this handy little tool often—it gets close to your eyes, and can easily cause an eye infection if it's dirty.
To clean your eyelash curler, dampen a cotton ball with either eye makeup remover, and carefully clean the rubber attachment. Then run it under water, and immediately dry it with a towel. If you see any makeup come off on the towel, repeat the process until the curler is clean.
On a daily basis, you can clean your tweezers with antibacterial soap and wipe off with a towel. For a deeper clean, swab them with IPA (isopropyl alcohol; available at most chemists), and dry off.
Photo Credit: Elite Model Copenhagen, Mami Skincare
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