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How to Extend the Lifespan of Your Favorite Makeup Products

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We all love our makeup products, don't we? They make us look and feel our best, and who doesn't want that? But do you know what's even better than owning amazing makeup products? Knowing how to properly clean and maintain them, so they last longer and keep us looking fabulous.

So, without further ado, let's dive into the world of makeup hygiene.

First things first, always make sure to wash your hands before applying makeup. This will prevent any bacteria or dirt from transferring onto your products, which can lead to breakouts or infections.

Next up, let's talk about cleaning your brushes. Your makeup brushes can harbor a lot of bacteria and old makeup, which can cause breakouts and ruin the quality of your products. To avoid this, you should clean your brushes at least once a week, if not more often. Simply use a brush cleaner or mild soap and warm water to gently clean your brushes, and then lay them flat to air dry.

Now, onto your actual makeup products. You might not realize it, but your makeup can also collect bacteria over time. To avoid this, you should clean your products every few months. Here's how to do it:

  • Powder products: Using a clean, dry brush, gently wipe away any visible dirt or oil on the surface of the product. Then, spritz a bit of rubbing alcohol onto the product and let it dry for a few minutes before using it again.

  • Cream and liquid products: Use a clean spatula or cotton swab to scoop out the product onto a clean surface, and then spritz with rubbing alcohol. Allow it to dry for a few minutes before using it again.

  • Mascara: It's recommended to replace your mascara every 3-6 months, but you can extend its lifespan by keeping it clean. Wipe off any excess product from the wand before applying, and avoid pumping the wand into the tube, as this can introduce air and dry out the product faster.

Last but not least, make sure to store your makeup products in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight or heat. This will help them last longer and prevent any bacteria growth.

And there you have it, ladies! Follow these simple tips to keep your makeup products clean and in tip-top shape. Remember, taking care of your makeup is just as important as applying it flawlessly. Happy cleaning!