Extending Makeup Lifespan

Makeup doesn’t last forever, but taking care of it will certainly extend its lifespan. The way you store, clean and maintain its appearance and hygiene will not only make it more economical, but also help towards a better skin.

Storing

Keep makeup in dry, cool environment, not in your bathroom where warm, damp air will destroy it. Also don’t leave your makeup in the car because heat will break down the product consistency. Be sure to periodically clean your makeup drawer/box/bag by dusting any powder residue.

Cleaning

Makeup tools not only won’t perform well when they’re dirty, they could also lead to breakout. In general, any tools that are used with wet makeup (like foundation sponge/lip brush) should be cleaned daily to prevent bacteria growth. Tools that are used with dry makeup (like powder brush) should be cleaned weekly – except for natural bristle brush which only need to be cleaned once a month because it’s better at holding off bacteria/oil.

To wash makeup brushes, just use regular face cleanser (special formula like whitening/anti-acne might contain ingredient that break down the bristle glue). Squeeze some cleanser on your palm and swirl the bush to make sure the cleanser get in between  all the bristles. Rinse it by holding the brush downward to prevent damaging the bristle, then blots with paper towel. Lay the brush on its side and let it air-dry.

Maintenance

Sharpen your liners regularly for optimal performance and to rid of surface bacteria. Also, scrape the surface of powdered makeup that has formed thicken layer due to oil from fingers/brushes.

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Mekap tidak tahan selamanya, tetapi penjagaan yang sempurna dapat memanjangkan hayat mekap anda. Cara anda menyimpan, membersih dan menjaga barangan mekap dan kebersihannya bukan saja akan menjimatkan, tetpi juga membantu anda mendapat kulit yang lebih baik.

 

Simpanan

Simpan mekap di tempat kering dan sejuk, bukan didalam bilik air dimana angina panas dan lembab akan merosakannya. Juga, jangan simpan mekap anda didalam kereta kerana kepanasan akan merosakkan kepekatan produk. Selalulah juga mengemas laci/kotak/beg mekap anda dari kesan habuk.

 

Pembersihan

Alat mekap bukan sahaja tidak dapat berfungsi dengan sempurna jika kotor, ia juga boleh menyebabkan jerawat. Alatan yang digunakan dengan mekap basah (seperti span bedak asa/ berus bibir) harus dibersihkan untuk mengelakan pertumbuhan bacteria. Alatan yang digunakan dengan mekap kering (seperti berus bedak) harus dibersihkan seminggu sekali – kecuali untuk berus bulu semulajadi yang hanya perlu dicuci setiap sebulan kerana ia mampu menahan minyak dan bacteria dengan lebih baik.

Untuk membersihkan berus, gunakan pembersih muka biasa (formula istimewa seperti pemutih/anti-jerawat mungkin mengandungi bahan yang merosakkan gam di berus)Picitkan sedikit pencuci ke atas tapak tangan dan pusarkan berus supaya pencuci dapat masuk ke celah-celah rambut berus. Bilas dengan memegang berus ke bawah untuk mengelakkan dari merosakkan susunan berus, kemudian lapkan dengan tuala kertas. Tidurkan berus di sisinya and biarkan ia kering dengan angin.

Penjagaan

Asah pensil-pensil anda dengan kerap untuk kegunaan yang optimum dan membuang bakteria di permukaan dan kikiskan permukaan mekap yang telah ada kesan keras disebabkan oleh minyak di jari/berus.

Posted on July 10, 2012, in Tips and Tricks and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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