I had such a great time on Good Morning Washington this morning talking about cleaning up your beauty act! Here are the details so you can clean up your beauty act at home!
Check out the video HERE!!
1. Cosmetics - the down and dirty:
Most cosmetics have an expiration date - you just may not have noticed it! Check the bottom of the packing to see if there is a small container image with a number and an "m" next to it - the number refers to the number of months the product is good for once you open it.
If you have products that are creamy and come into contact with your hands - use it up! These products are most easily contaminated and have a higher rate of bacterial growth.
Here is a great article from Good Housekeeping to help you see what you need to get rid of!
2. Get out of the bathroom!
Start a new tradition of keeping your cosmetics and skin care OUT of the bathroom. The hot, humid environment is no friend to your precious products. Set up a vanity on the top of a chest of drawers or get yourself a proper vanity! This will allow you to get the most out of your beauty products - they will last longer, look better, and be fresher.
3. Get it Clean!
Have you ever bought a brush or a sponge and used it, and loved it, and never washed it?? NOOOOOOOOO.
We need to wash our makeup applicators on a weekly (for sponges and foundation brushes every few days) basis (I'll let you get away with twice a month, but you better wash them!!!).
To best wash your brushes do the following:
1. Rinse the bristles in warm water and use a mild baby shampoo or my favorite brush soap to lather up and loosen makeup debris.
2. Rinse the bristles until the water runs clear.
3. Gently squeeze any extra liquid from the bristles.
4. Lay flat to dry!
For Sponges - gently work the soap into the sponge and squeeze the sponge to allow the lather to lift the dirt to the surface. Rinse the sponge until the water runs clear.
Keep your brushes and sponges in a dedicated holder so that they stay clean - your makeup - and more importantly - your SKIN - will thank you!
I love to keep both my Pro Kit, and Personal Kit well organized - it helps you get your makeup done quickly and everything is in its' right place! Here are my favorite organizational products:
1. Muji - Go HERE and thank me later (seriously - email me HERE so I know what you got!!) x
2. Vueset - Go HERE for incredible organizational cases.
Let me know if you have any questions!! Email me HERE!!