Sunscreen loses its effectiveness after three years, so make sure to replace outdated bottles.
How To Clean Makeup Brushes
As the self-proclaimed disinfecting queen, I find it extremely important to keep my makeup brushes clean. With multiple brushes needed for each makeup product – foundation, blush, powder, eyeshadow, eyeliner, etc. – it’s easy to forget that they each need to be cleaned on a regular basis. As your brushes go from the product to your face your face back to your product, they pick up dirt and oil and become a breeding ground for bacteria.
Did I get my point my across? For those of you who are now thinking it would be best to just throw your brushes away, don’t worry; there is a better solution. Grab your brushes, a towel, either a mild shampoo or face wash and get to the sink to start cleaning.
Step 1: Run your brushes, one at a time, under warm water.
Step 2: Apply a small drop of either shampoo or face wash directly to your brush.
Step 3: Gently message the shampoo or face wash into the brush, making sure to rub down the brush, not against the grain.
Step 4: Rinse under warm water. You may notice color running off, so keep rinsing until the water turns clear.
Step 5: Lay flat on a towel to dry. Do not sit your brushes up when drying.
Easy, right? If you apply makeup daily, set time aside to wash your brushes at night so they will dry by morning. Make sure brushes are fully dry before using them.
Now that you know how simple it is to keep your brushes clean, remember to clean them every 2-3 weeks to keep your skin clean and clear.
Written by Samantha Belli. This design-obsessed, Northern California native is currently residing in the Arizona desert after receiving her degree in, of all things, design. As a recent grad, she struggles to find a balance between her love for beauty products, architecture and anything in shades of red.