MakeUp items are no longer just used for special occasions and by celebrities. Almost anyone can do their own make-up well and even start their own beauty stations now. However, the constant use of these products can take a toll on your skin which is why it’s crucial that you learn not only how to apply makeup but also to store and maintain them.
Avoid acne problems and keep your skin healthy by following these make-up keeping tips:
WASH YOUR BRUSHES REGULARLY
Makeup brushes are often the most overlooked when it comes to makeup maintenance. However, these are actually the ones you have to look out for the most. Because brushes come in to contact with the skin, they may pick up any dirt or germs and transfer them on to any other makeup products. Constant reusing without regularly washing them can trigger a reaction and severe acne breakouts.
KEEP A LIST OF YOUR MAKEUP
Stay on top of your make-up items by keeping a list then indicate when you purchased them when you opened them, and their expiration dates. This is to help you track the condition of the item and remember not to use expired makeup which may not only cause you to have an acne break out but may even cause your skin to suffer from chemical burns.
THROW AWAY EXPIRED MAKEUP
Never ever use expired makeup. It doesn’t matter if they were expensive. Once a makeup product starts changing color, smell, texture, or anything, dump them. Exposing your skin to expired chemicals is much greater than any financial or sentimental loss of throwing old expired makeup.
DON’T USE YOUR FINGERS FOR APPLICATION
Our fingers are covered with germs. So, if you’re going to apply makeup to your face, don’t use your fingers. Doing so would risk contaminating the makeup products and speeding up the deteriorating process. Also avoid direct skin contact from products such as liquid lipsticks, liquid eyeshadows, and tints.
If you want to prolong their shelf life as well as keep your skin in good condition, stick to using brushes. Maybe even consider getting a mixing palette for any liquid products.
DON’T PUMP THE MASCARA WAND
When you’re coating your lashes with mascara, you may be tempted to pump the mascara wand over and over again to get more product. Don’t. Pumping the wand is a bad makeup habit. It allows contaminants to enter the tube which may cause you to get an eye infection like pink eye. If you’re not satisfied with the amount of product you initially got, swirl the wand around instead.
STORE MAKE-UP IN COOL AND DRY PLACE
Besides proper use and regular cleaning, another way to make sure that your makeup stays good is to practice proper storage. Avoid leaving your makeup back in areas rich in moisture such as the kitchen and bathroom. As much as possible, store them in cool and dry places such as a cabinet. Keep them away from windows too.