Keeping your make-up and beauty tools clean is important for the healthy condition of your skin, reducing the risks of infections and keeping them effective enough. Cleaning your make-up items doesn’t necessarily have to be done with store-bought detergents. You can use household and natural ingredients to make your own cleaners for them. Here you will learn some natural recipes for keeping your beauty items clean which you can apply. Try them out and maintain your brushes, eyelash curlers and other tools intact.
It is recommended to wash and clean your make-up brushes regularly to avoid spreading of bacteria and infecting your skin. All face and make-up brashes should be stored upright in a jar or container. The following recipe is for keeping your make-up brushes clean.
The ingredients you need are:
- Antibacterial soap
- Olive oil
Mix natural olive oil with some antibacterial liquid soap in a 1:2 ratio on a plate (don’t use paper plates which soak these ingredients). Wet the brush using lukewarm water holding it with the bristled part down during the whole process. Be careful the water not to go to the brush’s ferrule which holds the whole tool together and can damage the glue.
The next step is dipping the bristled part of the brush in the soapy mixture and spreading it over the entire brush with fingers and palms. Make sure that the whole bristled area is washed well and rid of any make-up residue before you start to rinse it. Now you can rinse the brush with water to make sure the soapy residue is completely removed.
The final stage is spreading a cloth and placing a paper towel on it. Put the make-up brush on the paper towel in such a position that its handle top should be placed on the the upper side of the paper towel. The other parts of the brush should pitch down onto the towel. The created slope position of the brush will keep the moisture away form the ferrule that holds the tool together and can fall apart if it gets wet.
Repeat these procedures with the rest of your powder, eye and make-up brushes. Some may require more than one washing procedures to be cleaned well. Let the tools dry completely for an overnight and they are ready to be used. Apply this cleaning procedure once every month to keep your brushes clean. When cleaning your brushes never use hot water because it will damage them.
Loofahs, bath sponges and puffs should be washed once every two weeks. Fill the sink with warm water and add 1 tablespoon hydrogen peroxide to dissolve. Soak your sponges, puffs and loofahs for half an hour and rinse them with warm water.
Metal beauty tools like tweezers, nail clippers and others can be cleaned with any antibacterial soap and alcohol. First wash the tool with antibacterial liquid soap and then dip it in alcohol or wipe it with a cotton ball soaked in alcohol. In the end, dry the tool with a clean cloth. Repeat these cleaning steps for each metal tool right after using it.
You can clean the metal and plastic parts of your beauty tools with a cloth soaked in vinegar or rubbing alcohol. Cleaners in Mortlake suggests to wipe the metal and plastic parts with the soaked cloth and leave them to dry.
Using some easy to find and cheap ingredients which every household has you can maintain your beauty tools clean without spending money on cleaning products. Apply the recipes presented here to keep the brushes you use on your face, sponges, tweezers and other beauty tools rid of dirt and bacteria.