While we’ve gathered the importance of cleaning our makeup brushes regularly, the same can’t be said about our makeup products. In fact, most women are completely unaware of the fact that makeup products need cleaning too.
Did you know, germs have a way of creeping into your makeup products and wreaking havoc on your skin if not cleaned regularly. Sounds creepy, right? Hence, it’s necessary to clean your makeup products to keep bacteria at bay and prevent your makeup formula from breaking down. Read on as we teach you how to clean your makeup products and keep them germ-free…
- Apply lipstick on clean lips
- Do not dip your fingers in liquid/cream products
- Don’t try to revive dry mascara
Apply lipstick on clean lips
All of us have the habit of reapplying our lipsticks after each meal. But the next time you do this, ensure that your lips are completely clean by wiping them with a clean cloth or tissue. Reason being, the food particles or oil on your lips can transfer to the bullet or wand and make its way into the tube resulting in bacteria formation. Gross!
To clean your lipstick, simply pray some isopropyl alcohol (do not use ethyl alcohol) on your lipstick and wipe it clean to sanitise.
Do not dip your fingers in liquid/cream products
The best way to keep your makeup germ-free is by ensuring to never dip your fingers into liquid and cream products. Doing so can cause bacteria, germs and oil from your fingers to transfer into the products causing infections and breakouts.
To clean your liquid foundation/concealer bottles, take some isopropyl alcohol on a cotton pad/ball and give the bottle’s nozzle and cap a good cleaning.
Don’t try to revive dry mascara
When it comes to mascara, it’s best to throw it out rather than sanitising it if you think it’s gone bad. The eye area is super delicate and it’s best to not take any chances. Using expired or bad products can lead to serious eye infections, something you really don’t want.
It’s also necessary to clean your eyelash curler after a couple of uses; simply pour some micellar water or any makeup remover on a cotton pad and wipe it clean.
Written by Urvi Dalal on May 15, 2020
Writer, avid reader and hardcore beauty enthusiast is the best way to describe Urvi Dalal. With over 5 years of writing experience in the beauty industry, you can trust her to have the latest skin, hair and makeup tidbits on her fingertips. In her time working as a beauty writer, she has had the opportunity to interact and work closely with a string of dermatologists, makeup artists and hairstylists. All that knowledge exchange, coupled with her flair and love for writing make it possible for her to bring you some authentic yet fun beauty content. When Urvi isn’t working, you’d usually catch her curled up with a big, fat book, drinking a cup of tea or practising her makeup skills; there is no in-between!