No matter how much effort and money you put in finding a beauty tool that gives your flawless application, the reality is these tools don’t last forever. Even if you clean them regularly and store them in the perfect environment, there comes a time when you have to say good-bye (sobs).
Using beauty tools past their time can not only invite a number of unwanted problems, but not give you the same flawless application you oh-so-loved once upon a time. So for the sake of your skin and your precious time, it is important to know what is the right time to discard every beauty tool in your arsenal.
Your favourite beauty tool that gives a flawless and dewy finish is also one that absorbs a lot of excess product and bacteria. Apart from giving it a thorough cleanse once every week, it is also important to replace it every three months if you use it regularly. If you notice that the sponge looks discoloured even after washing, it is wise to discard it and buy a new one.
None of us thought hairbrushes had a time limit too! The right time to discard it always seemed like when the bristles start to fall out or the brush breaks. Apart from washing your hair brush twice a month and letting it air dry, you should replace it every six months as a hygiene practice. This will also keep scalp issues like dandruff at bay.
With time and regular use, the rubber cushion on your eyelash curler starts to wear down and using a worn out curler will obviously not give you best results. Depending on how often you use, ideally eyelash curlers should be replaced every 3-6 months.
Eye makeup products and tools should be used with utmost care as they can transfer the bacteria into your eyes and cause infection. Check the date on your mascara and discard it when it's over — usually six months from when you open it. Cleaning it with rubbing alcohol from time to time is also a good way to prevent infections.
Surprised to see tweezers on this list? Don’t be; they last pretty long when taken good care of. Clean with rubbing alcohol after every use to extend its life. If you notice that the tweezer is looking dull or you’re finding it difficult to pluck those hair, invest in a new one.
Written by Sanya Hamdani on Sep 14, 2020
Sanya Hamdani is a skincare enthusiast and lipstick hoarder, she truly believes no two red lipsticks look exactly alike. With a Master's degree in Communication & Journalism and 5+ years of digital writing experience up her sleeve, Sanya has some of the biggest beauty experts in the country on her speed dial. When she's not swatching products or writing about the latest trends in beauty, you will find her watching F.R.I.E.N.D.S. or cooking up a storm in the kitchen.