How often do you clean your makeup equipment? If you feel attacked by that question, it means you don’t do it often enough. Accumulation of makeup, lint and bacteria on your tools could lead to skin breakouts. Thus regular cleaning is important. Here’s how to do it.

Beauty Blenders

These are probably the tools you use the most. Since they’re made of sponge they tend to pick up a lot of dirt. Clean them using using soap, a gentle shampoo, a few drops of tea tree oil and water. Wet the blender, rub it onto a bar of soap and use your fingers to rub it until lather forms. Squeeze it to remove the dirt. Rinse with clean water. Next, add the tea tree oil to the shampoo and use this to wash the blender a second time. Rinse and put aside to dry. Alternatively, you can use a ready-made solution meant for cleaning makeup equipment.


Use the same procedure above to clean your brushes. Be gentle to avoid damaging the bristles. The antiseptic properties of tea tree oil ensure the brushes remain free from bacteria.


It’s very important to ensure the blades stay clean, not only visibly but also to remove any bacteria. Remove any lint using your fingers or a cotton swab. Lint causes bumps and bruises when shaving. After each shave, wipe the blades with surgical spirit and store in a dry place.


Remove as many hair strands as you can from the bristles using your fingers. Follow with a toothpick to remove any that may remain. Pour some water into a bowl then add clarifying shampoo. Soak the brush for a few minutes, scrub in between the bristles using an old toothbrush then rinse the hairbrush using clean water. Place the brush on a towel with the bristles facing down.


After each use, wipe the tips with any antibacterial liquid of your choice then store in a dry place. This procedure can also be used for nail clippers and eyelash curlers.



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