Makeup isn’t just used to hide your blemishes and dark spots, it also boosts your self-confidence. Therefore, it is important that you take good care of your makeup bag. Because if you don’t, you’ll either end up replacing the makeup collection quite often, or your makeup might cause a reaction or allergies on your skin.
Let’s take a look at some of the tips that will make your makeup collection last:
To share is not to care
When someone else uses your makeup, it can absorb bacteria from their skin, which will further damage your makeup. Sharing makeup can also cause allergies which can also damage the skin.
Check the expiration date
Always remember to check the expiration date of products when purchasing makeup. Buying products that are near their expiration date may come back to bite you later. And if you are not careful and end up using expired products, it can damage your skin.
Maintain “brush hygiene”
Makeup brushes deserve special attention because you use them to apply all kinds of products. Over time, product residue gets stuck between the bristles, requiring regular cleaning. It is advisable to wash the foundation and concealer brushes twice a week. While eye shadow brushes and liners can be washed twice a month. How to wash? Gently dip the brush in a soapy solution and wash it under clean, running water with light hands.
Use mascara appropriately
Bacteria can grow anywhere, and brush bristles are a good place. Brushes must be disinfected with cotton pads on a regular basis. Here is a tip for using mascara, don’t push the mascara stick up and down. Because in doing so, it comes into contact with the outside air, which can lead to the development of bacteria. Therefore, it is better to rotate the brush before removing it.
Store in a dark, dry place
Make-up should always be stored in a cool, dark and dry place. In the open air, the products can be contaminated. Therefore, they should be stored away from moisture and light.
Oil based products
Skin care products are usually oil or water based. If you want your products to last a long time, you better go with the first one. Water-based products are more likely to be contaminated with bacteria, so they should be treated with special care.
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