How To Keep Your Makeup Tools Squeaky Clean

Life is a hassle sometimes. And, when it becomes a hassle, what do people do? They put things off. That is simply the only way to make life easier and save time. There are always going to be things that people hold off doing until the next day or sometimes next week. It’s like taking out the trash.

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It can wait another day. Well, unfortunately, this might not be the case for your makeup brushes at all.

When it comes to beauty routines, it is more than easy to put the task of cleaning your brushes off, but this is something you want to avoid at all costs.And, here are some easy ways that you can get those brushes squeaky clean

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Clean And Rinse

This method is more than simple and it is probably one that you are already doing. You just might not be doing it enough. That aside, this method will only gently clean your tools, so it’s ideal to take advantage of this method every time you are utilizing the tools.

You will simply start by wetting your brush or sponge under running water. You will then apply soap or cleanser of your choosing and work it into a lather. Baby shampoo is always an excellent alternative as it is gentle yet effective.

After you’ve worked up a good lather, you’ll just simply rinse the brush, sponge, or tool under running water until you’ve removed all the suds. Make sure you wring out the excess water and leave it to dry before putting it back away in its storage container or spot.

Soak And Scrub

If your makeup tools are caked or haven’t been cleaned in a while, you’ll most certainly want to take advantage of this method. This method is not only more effective, but it’ll help you get rid of unwanted bacteria that could be present on the tools. This method is more effective because it involves heat sterilization. You want to start by filling a bowl with room temperature water. You will them dunk your tools into that bowl of water and let them rest on the bottom. Some might float, but most of them will probably sink right to the bottom after a few seconds.

Now, you will simply put the bowl in the microwave and heat on normal heat for 30 seconds. Don’t go for more than 30 seconds! You’ll now wait a few minutes and remove the bowl and tools from the microwave. You can give the tools an additional clean with soap and water, but it shouldn’t be entirely necessary after the soak and scrub method. Some people just like to go that extra mile and there is nothing wrong with being thorough.

Proper Storage

If you want to preserve your tools and keep them in the most effective shape possible you’re going to need to learn how to properly store them. There are several ways that you can go about doing this, but the easiest by far is dedicating an entire drawer to your tools in the bathroom.

Storing the tools in a drawer will keep them out of direct sunlight and away from life’s inevitable little messes.

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