Top tips to promote skin safety and sanitization in 2021, from makeup to masks

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New year, same mask situation! In 2021, as we continue to navigate our temporary new normal in the wake of the novel coronavirus, it’s so important that we do all we can to prioritize wellness and take care of our health.

This most definitely applies to fitness and keeping up with modified workout routines, but it also means paying extra attention to the products we are using on our skin, because after all, mascne is real, dry hands are problematic, and our skin needs our help!

Here are the top tips you need to know to keep your skin safe, strong, and sanitized this year.

Use antimicrobial products

Now more than ever, it’s time to get rid of useless products and tools in your skincare and makeup collection that isn’t providing you with beneficial results.

This starts with paying special attention

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How to clean makeup sponges

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Makeup sponges are undoubtedly a revolutionary invention. But they can also be very dirty and are one of the leading ways bacteria can get onto your face. Anyone who owns and uses makeup sponges knows how dirty they can get very quickly. And since they go straight onto your skin, cleaning them is one of the most important and best things you can do for your skincare routine. Luckily, it doesn’t have to be complicated.

How to clean makeup sponges

The key to cleaning a makeup sponge is ensuring you use enough friction that you actually get a good clean, but not so much that you damage the delicate product.

The first method is to use a bar of soap.

To do this, squeeze your makeup sponge under running water until it’s completely soaked and expands in size.

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Party Perfect Makeup Tutorial ft Muskan Chanchlani

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Glamming up for a party is more exciting than ever before. After all, that short period away from makeup was really a troubling time. The party makeup trends today are all about the eyes and we aren’t complaining. Beauty blogger Muskan Chanchlani shows you one of her favourite party makeup looks by taking you through a step-by-step makeup video tutorial. So pick up your makeup tools and get started.

Perfect Party Look ft Muskan Chanchlani


Prep

#1 Prep & Prime

First and foremost, it is important to prep your skin with a hydrating moisturiser or a makeup primer. Ideally, once your moisturiser is fully absorbed by your skin, proceed to using a makeup base primer.

Tip: You can even use a pore minimiser after primer on areas where the pores look enlarged.

#2 Foundation

The next step after prepping your skin with primer is to apply foundation. A beauty blender, which

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WASHINGTON – When one of Noëlle Sherber’s patients came to see her several months ago, dermatologist noticed that the woman had an eye infection. It was a small sty and easily treatable, but Sherber still wanted to know what caused it.

Sherber learned that the patient, who had been at home since mid-March, had recently put on a full face of makeup using products that largely had sat untouched for months after she, like many others, scaled back her usual beauty routine during the coronavirus pandemic.

“I asked, ‘How old is your mascara? Your eyeliner?’ ” said Sherber, a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and co-founder of Sherber and Rad. The woman, Sherber noted, had not purchased new cosmetics in a while and seemed to think that because she was not using her eye makeup often that it “extended the life span of the product.”

Even though many

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