Are you one of those people that put off cleaning your makeup brushes or kit? Have you had mascara for 3 months? Are you breaking out and don’t know why? Well guess what it’s time to get rid of that old stuff and clean your kit.
When to throw out old makeup
Keeping old foundations, not cleaning your brushes, etc. can cause breakouts because it’s building bacteria. Every time you use a product then touch your face with a brush or sponge and back into the product, opens the door for bacteria to grow on your products.
Tip: Use a clean spatcula to dip out cream products. When pumping or pouring out liquids don’t allow your brush to touch.
Here is a chart to easily see when to get rid of that old makeup.
Mascara 3 months
Foundation 1 to 1 1/2 years
Lipstick and lip gloss 1 to 1 1/2 years
Eyeliner pencil 2 years
Cream and liquid eyeliner 3 months
Eyeshadow powder 2 years
Eyeshadow cream 1 year
How to clean your makeup brushes
Start by using olive oil on a paper towel and rubbing your brushes in it. You can see the makeup starting to come right off. Then using a antibacterial soap, like dawn dish detergent, rub them in your hand under lukewarm water. Do this until they rinse clear, if not do the same process over again. This is a good simple way to clean your makeup brushes.