I’m on my organizing and cleaning kick and this post is about health and beauty product housekeeping.
First, I must say I never understood why “Spring Cleaning” was so popular. To me it should be “January Cleaning”. It’s the time of year I love to spend getting organized and freshening up my home for the new year. Come spring, I want to be outside!
Health and Beauty Product Cleaning Tips
Following are simple tips on how to clean hair styling tools and make up brushes to cleaning out your make up and medicine cabinet. The best part is that these are easy and quick to do.
If you have any cleaning tips for your health and beauty products, I would love to hear about them in the comments below.
How to Clean Your Hair Brush
It’s amazing how much hair can accumulate in your hair brush, not to mention the product build up. Head on over to Passion for Savings for this simple guide to cleaning your hair brushes.
Don’t Forget to Clean Your Hair Dryer Vent
Dust and lint accumulate in your hair dryer vent. This simple trick from Snappy Living will help you extend the life of your hair dryer.
How to Clean Your Flat Iron and Curling Iron
Flat irons and curling irons can have product build up on them which can damage your hair and ruin the surface of your iron. Visit Pure Wow for a simple and easy way to clean them which will keep them in good working order.
The Best Way to Clean Your Make Up Brushes
I’d be lost without my makeup brushes. Everyone should invest in some good quality brushes. They make such a difference. One of my favorites is my foundation brush.
It’s so important to clean them on a regular basis. I’ve shared this before and it’s worth sharing again. Lydi Outloud has a great tutorial on her six steps to clean brushes.
When to Throw Out Make Up
Make up does have a shelf life. I’m sure you have come across a foul-smelling product. First and foremost, the nose knows! When some products go bad, it will smell rancid. Have you ever gone to use an old lipstick and smelled a foul odor?
But don’t wait for it to smell bad. It’s important to know when to throw make up out to avoid bacteria build up. Following is a handy chart from Elle.
How to Dispose of Unused Medicine
Last year I saw a doctor interviewed on TV about expired medications. It was so interesting. She said it was okay to take an expired over the counter pill such as Advil or cold medicine which would most likely just be less potent. What she warned about was to not take any expired liquid medicine such as cough syrup. The liquid can harbor bacteria and should definitely be thrown out by the expiration date. It made sense to me.
If you have a lot of unused/expired medicine, visit the US Food & Drug Website for guidelines on how to dispose of them.
I hope you found these beauty product housekeeping tips useful. Thanks for stopping by.