Why you need to wash your beauty blender – and your hands!

Cleaning a beauty blender with a mobile sink

Running water is essential for both…

Good hygiene practices are essential in the beauty industry. It’s important to recognise potential health threats and deal with them as effectively as possible. We recently wrote thatdeadly superbugs” are found to be “lurking in nine out of ten make-up bags” with beauty blenders being deemed the biggest threat because they were“most likely to harbour potentially harmful bacteria”.

A recent article on the Good Housekeeping website has focussed on how to wash your make-up sponge effectively. Susanne Norris demonstrates how easily this can be achieved – and why it is so important.

“Rinse your sponge under the tap, applying a little antibacterial hand wash, baby shampoo or a specialist sponge cleaner and lathering it up so that you can see the foundation washing out.”

Get the soap right into the blender she advises, rinse it thoroughly, squeeze all the water out and leave it to air dry on a clean paper towel.

Then wash your hands!

Good hand hygiene is essential for any beautician – as evidenced in the Hair and Beauty Industry Authority (HABIA) publication Introduction to Hygiene in Beauty and Spa Therapy.

Of course, having washed a dirty beauty blender, you must wash your hands properly. Both activities should be undertaken under running water.

If no hand washing facilities are available where they’re needed in a salon situation – a Teal portable hand wash unit will do very nicely!

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The Teal beauty range of portable hand wash units

The innovative Teal Hygienius is highly portable needing no plumbing, requiring only a 13 amp power socket for operation. The automatic sensor starts a ten second flow of hot water when hands are placed within range. Order now »

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New! The Teal HandSpa

Delivering superb hand washing – at the point of need. The automatic sensor delivers a hygienic hand wash without having to touch a tap or button.

Professionals in the beauty industry need to maintain a reputation for high standards and excellence in hygiene. This is why it’s important that they have constant access to hand washing facilities. Order now »

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