Because you’re probably not washing them as often as you should.
– KEYS SOULCARE
You can bring any ritual to the next level with hand-crafted skincare tools. Buffering away dead skin cells and improving circulation is possible with energizing dry brushes and gua sha devices, while complexion brushes deftly diffuse blushes and highlighters. And where would we be without the face rollers that are built to reduce puffiness and evenly distribute our facial moisturizers?
Our beauty tools deserve so much praise for boosting our routines, and what better way to show thanks than with proper care? Tending skincare and body care tools begins with keeping them clean. Protect your skin and rituals with this quick guide to maintaining a tool care ritual.
Why do you need to wash beauty tools?
Taking care of your tools means taking better care of you. Beauty tools work by touching our skin’s surface. In this process, they don’t only apply or wipe away what we want, they pick up a lot of what we don’t:Dirt, debris, sweat, and makeup…should we go on?To keep things hygienic, a proper and consistent wash is necessary. (Clean equals = cleaner skin as well as fewer breakouts and skin irritation.)
Hygiene aside, clean tools work better. Brushes free of buildup continue to provide smooth and precise application. Clean beauty sponges won’t smug older tints onto the skin’s surface. Decluttered bristles keep dry brushing effective. By washing beauty tools, you give them a much-needed refresh and extend the life of your investment.
How should you wash your beauty tools?
Cleaning your tools is simple when done regularly. A combination of lukewarm water, gentle soap, and patience is what it takes. Depending on the tool’s condition, running it under water to rinse any visible product or debris works better. Then, apply gentle soap, like our Golden Cleanser. (Sensitive skin? Always choose your facial cleanser to clean tools. Tool cleansers and other soaps may cause irritation after use.) Softly massage in soap to remove dirt and oil. Finally, give your tool a good rinse and allow it to dry.
Brushes + bristles. To maintain the brush’s form, smooth bristles in the direction of their original shape when washing and drying. For body brushes, lay brush bristles-up when drying to prevent the growth of mildew and bacteria.
Gua sha + face roller. Contrary to popular belief, stones are fragile. Our gua sha massage tool and face roller are made of obsidian, a cool-to-the-touch volcanic glass. Be sure to store these tools in a safe place as they can break if dropped.
Wash after every use. A good cleaning practice is to wash tools right after you use them. This saves time and energy. If not, try to clean all your tools at least once a week.
What’s your go-to tool cleaning tip? Drop your favorite pro-tip in the comments!