Spring is here at last! It’s time to open the windows, let some fresh air in, and deep clean the house. While you are cleaning, don’t forget to deep clean your makeup bags and beauty stations. Your makeup bag could be harboring tons of bacteria filled or expired makeup that is causing your face to break out. It’s time to let go of old makeup you’re never to go to wear again and switch to lighter spring makeup. Plus you can reorganize your beauty station as you go to make getting ready in the morning quicker. Here are some helpful tips to spring cleaning your makeup bag:
Check the Expiration Dates
Unopened makeup can stay fresh for a few years, but expire faster when open especially in humid conditioned like your bathroom. To be safe, replace makeup at least once a year. However replace eyeliners and mascara every 3 month to reduce the risk of eye infections. You can also disinfect eye liners and lip liners with rubbing alcohol or by sharpening them regularly.
Clean Your Makeup Brushes
Clean your makeup brushes at least once a week to reduce the risk of spreading bacteria and extend the life of your brushes. Don’t forget to clean your other makeup tools like your eyelash curler.
Repair Cracked Makeup
You don’t have to throw out cracked powder makeup. You can repair it with rubbing alcohol. Pour a little rubbing alcohol on the powder and pat until it turns back into a solid cake.
Use Sunscreen Daily
Keep your skin looking fresh and healthy by applying sunscreen daily. Look for makeup with SPF 15 or above included or buy sunscreen for your face that won’t clog your pores.
Deep cleaning your beauty products will not only give you a chance to switch out your winter makeup for lighter spring colors, you’ll also reduce the risk of infection from bacteria laced makeup and brushes. Don’t forget to clean your makeup brushes once a week and use sunscreen daily to keep your face clean and healthy.