Good morning readers! Hope everyone enjoyed their weekend. 🙂
Since a lot of people (myself included) have been sick, I wanted to briefly touch on how I disinfect my makeup/makeup tools when this happens. Now, I try not to wear makeup when I am sick, (it’s usually the last thing on my mind) however sometimes you need to look semi presentable so here’s my scoop.
When I need a little bit of coverage and apply foundation, disposable sponges are my go-to choice because, well they’re disposable. What a concept, right? 🙂 As soon as you are done, any contamination that may linger on the sponge goes straight into the trash.
Cleansing brushes on a regular basis is crucial not matter what but I feel it becomes a tad more important when you are sick. I wash them with warm water and a little bit of baby body wash. After I lay them flat and they dry, I like to cleanse them again using a brush cleansing solution. MAC Brush Cleanser and Cinema Secrets Brush Cleanser are my favorites.
An easy way to disinfect pencil-type products (e.g. eyeliner pencils, lip pencils) is to sharpen them. However, if you had something like an eye infection, your best bet might be to just toss it out and get a new one.
For lip products (i.e. lip balm, lipstick) I like to spritz them down with a cosmetic sanitizer such as Eve Pearl Anti-Bacterial Cosmetic Sanitizer. You can also use this on eyeshadows, blushes, etc. Also, if you need to use a lip balm when you’re sick but don’t want to contaminate it, you can scoop out the product with a plastic spatula. You can then toss the spatula or clean and disinfect it.
Also, in case you missed it, I did write a post on how to take care of your skin when you are sick, so if you’re interested, click here.
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