Throw Out Old Makeup
the average British woman keeps hold of old cosmetics for up to six
years! Thatís a prime breeding ground for bacteria and the root cause of
many skin irritations.
your clean-out by checking the expiry dates on each product and binning
anything thatís out of date. Next look carefully at each item Ė anything
thatís separated or discoloured has to go.
only is old makeup less effective, itís also a breeding ground for
bacteria Ė which is bad news for our skin. So now is the time to banish
your inner hoarder and freshen up your makeup bag.
Top tip: Itís a good idea to tip out the contents of your makeup bag onto a towel, just in case any products have lost their lids.
consider how long youíve had each item. Mascara has the shortest shelf
life of any item in your makeup bag, lasting a mere 3-6 months, while
foundation can last a good year after opening. Lipsticks are okay for up
to 2 years, and powder items such as eyeshadows and blushers can last
for as long as 3 years.
brushes naturally accumulate a build-up of dead skin, makeup and oil,
making them unhygienic for use on your skin. While itís recommended that
you clean your brushes every few weeks, itís a step thatís often
a brush cleaning solution, or simply use a natural, gentle shampoo. Try
not to immerse your brush in water as this can damage the bond that
holds the bristles together. Hold the brush with the bristles facing
down and the water running over it, and gently massage in your cleaner
before rinsing until the water runs clear.
Leave your brushes to dry naturally on their side to prevent the water running into the handle.
your makeup bag is empty, take the opportunity to clean the inside of
your bag, which can also suffer from a build-up of bacteria. Clean the
interior with a gentle soap, before wiping it over with an antibacterial
wipe to get rid of any nasty germs.
that sort-out has left your makeup bag a little on the light side, then
itís time to treat yourself to some new products. At Cosmetics 4 Less, we
have an excellent selection of products, at a price that wonít break
the bank. Hop over to our online shop to find the perfect items to fill
your makeup bag.