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5 Makeup Hygiene Tips

This week I started doing one on one makeovers. It is so much fun to let people try my products and practice my own makeup skills at the same time! Once I had bookings I knew I needed to do some research on how to keep everything sanitary so as to not contaminate my products and more importantly to put the health of my clients first.

Unsanitary makeup practice can lead to breakouts and worst case, infections. Remember our skin is our largest organ and our first defense from outside contaminants, it’s worth taking extra steps to take care of!

Having breakouts? Redness? Watery eyes? Start with cleaning up your beauty routine. After diet and water intake, hygiene is the next step to good skin. Below I’m going to share a few tips you can take if you wear makeup on the daily to make sure your skin is getting the best care!

1. Spray your brushes with an anti-fungal, antibacterial mixture. I know it’s not reasonable to wash your brushes daily but you can spray them after you use them and they will dry quickly. This is even more important if you have a breakout!

A mixture you can make at home: put water in a spray bottle and add a few drops of tea trea oil. Add a little vinegar and a few drops of essential oil. I like orange or lavender. This will disinfect and not leave you with stinky brushes!

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2. Deep clean your brushes bi-monthly. Once a week would be ideal but let’s start with more than once a month. This means washing with soap and warm water until the water runs clear! I use my sweet minerals face wash. If it’s good enough to clean my face it’s good enough to clean my brushes!

3. Mascara should be replaced every 3 months. This is an item we put on near our eyes ladies! Don’t put expired mascara on. Every time you pump that mascara wand is an opportunity for air and germs to contaminate the liquid inside. Plus after three months the mascara is going to start to break down and no longer work as effectively. Tired of clumping? Buy new mascara.

4. Beauty blenders should be replaced every 2-3 months. Unlike brushes these can never be completely cleaned and bacteria can build in the center of your sponge.

5. Check your expiration dates! Liquid makeup expires, make sure to check the dates. This includes foundation, concealer, eyeliners, brow waxes, and cream eyeshadows.

Who is cleaning out their makeup drawers this weekend? 🙋🏽‍♀️


Next week I’ll be sharing all about my skin care routine and the importance of having your own!

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