When it comes to making the most out of your beauty routine, it’s not just about using the right products for your skin type or choosing the best colours. While it’s important to know your beauty tools, sometimes – in order to take your beauty routine to the next level – all you need is a good clean out.
Here’re a few useful cleaning tips for your beauty utensils, as well as advice on how to declutter your beauty collection – so you can look your very best in far less time.
How to declutter your beauty routine
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Since it doesn’t take much to look good, stick to a few trusty favourites instead of stacking up product after product, collecting similar versions of the same thing.
- First, get rid of anything you haven’t worn in the past half year – chances are, this won’t change anytime soon, and make up does have an expiry date.
- Then, take a look at your collection and ask yourself if there are some products that you don’t feel absolutely comfortable wearing, either because of the colour or the way the product feels on your skin when applied.
- Next, see which products are maybe juts a tiny bit too similar to each other, and choose one or two favourites from each group to keep; you probably opt for those most of the time anyway, so why should the others take up space in your make up bag?
- Use up any nearly finished products to make space, and check the expiration date on everything. Give anything you don’t need anymore to a friend or sister – or simply throw out the products you never really warmed up to.
Cleaning tips for make up brushes and sponges
No matter how high the quality of your brushes is, if you fail to take good care of them, they won’t last long. Cleaning your brushes and sponges is something you need to do on a regular regular basis – a build up of old make up isn’t very good for your skin.
For cleaning your brushes, all you need it warm water and a gentle shampoo; baby shampoo works well. Work a small amount into the fibers of your brush and rinse it under warm water until the water runs clear.
Most make up sponges are disposable, but if you invest in one of higher quality, such as the famous beauty blender, knowing how to clean it will allow you to get the most out of it.
To clean your make up sponge, you can opt for baby shampoo again, or use dishwashing liquid. Fill the sink with water, add a drop or two of dishwashing soap, and soak the sponges, using your fingers to get rid of any make up residue.
By using these techniques to clean your make up utensils and declutter your beauty collection, you’ll find that your morning routine will go a lot faster – and you’ll get more out of the products and accessories you really love.