If you're like me, you've been glued to the news watching ALL things "corona" trying to understand, make sure you are protected, etc.
One thing I think all of us have heard over and over again is that we need to constantly "wash our hands."
Since our hands are in contact with our faces during makeup application, I thought it might be helpful for us to implement/improve the sanitation of our daily makeup routines.
I hope these tips help you and give you peace of mind.
1 - Wash Your Hands Before Applying Makeup
You touch your face quite often during makeup application, so it is extremely important that your hands are clean. Wash them or sanitize them before you apply makeup.
2 - Wash Your Brushes Regularly
The brushes you use for makeup also come in contact with your skin so those should be washed regularly. I like to wash mine with soap. You can also get a daily brush cleaner that cleans them without having to immerse them in water. I like this one because it is anti-bacterial and it dries quickly, making it ideal for daily use.
3 - Wipe the Top Layer of Powders
It's also smart to wipe the top layer of all powders - foundations, eyeshadows, blushes, etc. I usually do this with a tissue and wipe a decent amount off to remove germs. This gives you a fresh start with these products, and it is a good thing to do after you've been sick or someone has touched your product.
4 - Alcohol the Applicators
For cream and liquid based products, you can make them more sanitary with alcohol. Use a cotton pad with alcohol to wipe the wands, tips, or compartments that disperse the product. This makes everything cleaner that you put on your face.
5 - Toss Expired or Old Products
Finally, you should definitely toss old products - especially ones that have expired. Makeup products are usually labeled with a "period of use," indicating how long after opening the product you should use it until it is not good anymore. This information looks like a jar and it has a number in it. For example, eyeshadow has a period of use of 12 months after opening. Mascara and eyeliners tend to have a shorter period of use. If you have had your makeup for a long time, you might want to get new because it tends to go bad.
If you have any questions about what you can do to ensure you are being sanitary with your makeup, please let us know. We are here to help.