Should You Hire a Maid Service to Clean Your Make Up
When is the last time you cleaned your makeup brushes? Or the last time you ran a thorough checkup in your makeup kit? If you’re anything like me, the last total cleaning of the makeup bag was probably a few months back. I usually clean my brushes once every month (sometimes two), but the rest of the kit doesn’t get that much attention unless it’s something wrong with it.
However, my views on makeup cleaning changed radically when I learned about the dangers of unhygienic brushes and applicators. According to specialists, these tools house bacteria and dust and if you don’t attend to their cleaning at least once every two weeks you risk the health of your skin. This is how you start an outbreak, open the doors to huge pimples, and allow dust to settle into your pores leading to hideous blackheads.
A Bit about Makeup Cleaning
If you imagine that it’s enough to dip the brush into hot water every two weeks, you’re in for a bit of surprise. First, high-quality makeup brushes are made with natural hair and dipping it into hot water may damage its structure. Not to mention that the glue used to keep the entire thing together may soften, leading to your brush’s demise.
You also need a special cleaning solution (without any alcohol content) that is soft on the bristles and doesn’t affect the handle (mostly problematic for wooden handles). This solution can be homemade, but you find it in stores as well.
Finally, the third step is the drying process, which must happen naturally without exposing the brushes to high temperatures. This means you can’t use a blow dryer and you can’t leave them lying in the sun. If the heat is too high, the bristles may get damaged or the glue may soften. You also run the risk of cracking the handle (usually when using a blow dryer).
Now that you know what it takes to clean your brushes, you should know they’re not the only ones that need cleaning. You also have to tend to your pallets, lipsticks, lip pencils, and even the makeup bag. Again, if you don’t know how to do this, you may end up damaging the products.
As you can see, a clean makeup kit is not that easy to obtain – it’s not rocket science, but it takes some time to get used to the process and learn the tricks of the trade. This is also the main reason why, for the last few months, I had to buy new brushes and applicators several times.
But there’s a better (and cheaper) way to solve this problem. I recently learned that one of the best cleaning services in NYC also does makeup cleaning and I decided to give it a go. The result is amazing and you can combine the makeup cleaning service with the home cleaning one (solving two problems at once).
When it comes to makeup cleaning, a professional service has access to high-quality cleaning solutions and knows how to do the cleaning without damaging the brushes or the delicate colors on your pallets and lipsticks. This way, you prolong the life of expensive brushes and makeup, and keep your skin safe from trouble.
So, if you are the kind of person who doesn’t have the time or motivation to do a thorough cleaning of their makeup kit, you should definitely consider hiring a maid service for this!