Cleaning Your Beauty Products With The Change of Season

clean out your beauty products

It might be time to to throw out your 3 year old makeup brush using our comprehensive guide on ways to clean up your beauty products for the new season.

Beauty products have become an essential part of life for most women. From makeup brushes and sponges, to skin serums, Autumn inspired eye colour palettes, stunning shades of red lipsticks, and of course let’s not forget volumising mascaras.

It’s easy, with a busy lifestyle, to overlook the importance however, of regularly maintaining your beauty.

From cleaning your tools, to throwing out expired products, there is a host of reasons why you would want to clean out your beauty:

  • Prevent skin issues
  • Enhance product performance
  • Prolong product lifespan
  • General Hygiene

5 easy to manage steps for managing the cleaning your beauty are:

Makeup Brushes: Use a gentle shampoo or a dedicated brush cleaner. Wet the bristles with lukewarm water, apply the cleaner, and gently massage. Rinse thoroughly and reshape the bristles before letting them air dry.

Sponges: Soak your makeup sponges in warm water with a bit of mild soap. Squeeze and rinse repeatedly until the water runs clear. Allow them to air dry completely.

Makeup Bags: Empty and wipe down your makeup bags with a disinfectant wipe or a cloth dampened with soapy water. Allow them to dry completely before repacking.

Product Containers: Wipe down the outside of your product containers with a disinfectant wipe. For products in pots or jars, use a clean spatula or brush instead of your fingers to prevent contamination.

Lipsticks and Pencils: Sharpen pencils and wipe the surface of lipsticks with a tissue soaked in rubbing alcohol.

2 essential steps you should be taking when managing your beauty clean out are:

Bin your ageing beauty buys: Just like food, our make-up, haircare and skincare products are all perishable. Dermatologist Radmila Lukian says using old or expired makeup can have several negative side effects on your skin. “The preservatives present in make-up products have a shelf life and after a certain period, these can break down, allowing bacteria to grow.

Have a toolkit cleanse: As a general rule of thumb, it’s recommended to wash your make-up brushes at least once a week. This can vary depending on how often you use each tool, but regularly cleaning them can help prevent breakouts, as well as helping to maintain the quality and effectiveness of your brushes for longer.

As a general guide, follow these expiration dates from opening for beauty:

Rebecca Wilkinson

Beauty Editor

Rebecca is a freelance content creator and beauty editor for Bondi Beauty. She is a pescatarian, who may yet become vegan. She loves all things beauty, health & travel, has a weakness for coffee and is obsessed with cats and yoga. If she's not answering her mobile - it's probably because she's trying out the latest beauty trend, like massaging crushed pearls into her skin for the ultimate collagen and vitamin boost to skin cells.

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