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A Complete Guide: How To Take Care Of Your Makeup

By: Rima Chowdhury

Each one of us loves to apply makeup on the face. We apply makeup because this is one among the easy tricks that can improve our appearance and make us look beautiful and impressive. However, have you ever thought of tips to take care of your makeup products?

Well, application of makeup might be an easy task; however, taking care of the products/tools really requires a lot of effort and attention.

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You need to know how to take care of your makeup products properly because it is one among those products that you apply on your skin directly.

Also, you should consider the fact that makeup products do not go for longer and hence, taking care of them is equally important as taking care of your skin is.

So, here's a complete guide on how to take care of your makeup. Take a look.


1. Check The Expiry Date

You should always keep checking the expiry date of the cosmetics and makeup products that you use. Using expired makeup products on your skin should be strictly avoided, as it may leave you with skin issues.

There are some makeup products such as lipsticks, mascara, eyeliner, cream foundations, etc., that may get expired soon due to bacterial reactions. So, it is always better to keep a check on the expiry date of the product.


2. Take Care Of Your Makeup Brushes

Makeup brushes are probably responsible for a flawless finish on the face. Using makeup brushes needs a lot of practice and precision and so does their maintenance. You should take care of makeup brushes just like your other makeup products because they get contaminated soon.

Makeup brushes should be cleaned once or twice in a week, so that they are good and safe. You can wash them with mild shampoo water or other cleaning agents. Once they are cleansed, dry them flat and store properly.


3. Keep A Check On The Makeup Texture

Other than the expiry date, you should observe the texture and fragrance of the makeup. Sometimes, due to excessive heat, improper storage or bacterial reactions, your makeup tends to get expired before the expiry date.

Using this makeup on the face can prove to be extremely harmful. You should always check out for the texture and fragrance of makeup products such as lipstick, creams, foundation, lotions, etc. Any change in texture or release of chemicals can indicate an expired makeup product.

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4. Store Them Right

One effective way to make your makeup last longer is proper storage. You should always store makeup products in a cool and dry environment. Avoid keeping them on the bathroom shelf or at damp or moist places. Makeup products kept at a damp or moist place generally tend to expire sooner than others.


5. Take Care Of Pencils

A good sharpener can help to take care of your makeup pencils. Whether it is a lip liner, kajal pencil or any other pencil, you should always keep them sharpened. Sharpen them once in a week, so that there is no fungus getting accumulated on the tip.

If your pencil is soft, you should keep this pencil in the refrigerator for 30-45 minutes. Avoid using a pencil with white spots on the tip, as it has already been expired.


6. Toss Them Out

The best way to keep your makeup products clean and safe is to toss the ones that are already expired. The sniff test is an easy way that can help you to toss the makeup products better. If your nose hints anything foul or different, check the product once and then trash it directly.

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Story first published: Thursday, March 16, 2017, 20:00 [IST]
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