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The Complete Guide to sanitising your makeup

Hygiene and sanitisation has always been a big part of the beauty industry, long before COVID19 came along. Especially for freelance hair & makeup artists, we need to be alert as we can go through several clients in one day, therefore the risk of contamination is high. Read on to see our guide on how to have the cleanest makeup kit!

Personal makeup kits should be cleaned every few weeks, whereas professional makeup kits should be sanitised after every client. Germs can spread at different times through different ways so keeping your makeup sanitised is ultra-important to stop any contamination from spreading.


Alcohol based sprays such a Isopropyl 70% alcohol can be used on your makeup palettes, face powders and pigments to remove harmful germs that could potentially be passed on to another client.


Another area to clean and sanitise are makeup brushes, beauty blenders and other tools such eye lash curlers. To remove all traces of makeup residue and potential germs is by doing a deep clean. There are many products in the market that assists with deep cleansing however, the traditional method of warm water and soap is by far the most thorough option.


In addition to deep cleaning your brushes, you should also avoid double dipping. This is when you dip a tool or fingers back in the product after using it. Get into the habit of using a clean spatula to take out products on to a palette. You can do this with gel eyeliners, foundations, even powders. This is also a sign of a good artist


Last but not least, keeping your hands clean also helps with sanitisation. Keep wipes close by when you are working and use then to clean your hands every so often. It may look like you have OCD but trust me, clean hands is better than dirty ones. This behaviour shows your professionalism and hygiene standards, which speaks a lot when you work in front of a client.

Not only is cleansing and sanitising makeup tools essential for our own health but it also prolongs the life of our products aswell. So you see, there are lots of ways you can keep your professional kit clean and hygienic.


All our makeup courses cover hygiene and sensitisation in detail. If you would like to know more details on our courses then use contact us via our Chat Box or email us at support@abmprolondon.com

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