While many people are worried about how to care for their skin and have their makeup look flawless on their face, it’s also important that you care for your makeup and know how to best maintain these products. So if you want to ensure that your makeup and skin will always be looking good, here are three tips for caring for your makeup and using clean, healthy makeup on your face.
Caring For Your Brushes
If you use brushes to apply your makeup, caring for those brushes is just as important as caring for your face. Just like makeup can build up on your clothes or your jewelry, it can also build up on your brushes, especially when it’s being applied directly to them. According to Alanna Martine Kilkeary, a contributor to Makeup.com, you should first protect your brushes from getting other debris on them by storing them in a protective case or bag. And once you’ve used your brushes, make sure you’re cleaning them at least once a week. Depending on the material your brushes are made of, the way to clean them will vary.
Be Aware Of Smells
When you’re only using a small amount of makeup each day, it can usually last for quite a long time. However, makeup can go bad or become expired. Even with this knowledge, many women don’t know how to tell if their makeup has expired. According to Maria Verel, a contributor to Allure.com, one of the best ways to tell if your makeup needs to be thrown away is by its smell. If you smell the product and get any kind of funky scent, especially in lipstick or another cream-based product, it’s safe to say that you should toss it. Additionally, if the products are separated and won’t mix together even after shaking them, like with some nail polish or liquid foundations, those should be thrown away as well.
Know Makeup’s Lifespan
Just like with food, makeup has an expiration date or preferred lifespan for the products. Depending on what you’re using and the quality it was made, the lifespan will vary. But as a general rule of thumb, Jessica Cruel, a contributor to PopSugar.com, shares that most powders will last up to two years, as will pencil eye liners and some lip gloss. But things like mascara and liquid or gel eyeliners have a much shorter lifespan, usually only being good for a few months. So if you’ve had these products for longer, consider throwing them out and replacing them with fresh ones.
If you’re interested in taking better care of the makeup you wear on a daily basis, consider using the tips mentioned above to help you learn what you can do to better maintain these products.