Cosmetic Products - Cleaning Tips to Know06Oct 2014
As a lady, you probably love applying make-up. Why wouldn’t you, after all? It makes you feel more attractive, more self-confident and, generally speaking more polished. Aside from the thousand-and-one tutorials on YouTube on how to apply make-up (or how to remove it off your face), you will also have to learn how to clean it off various items as well. Accidents do happen and when they do, it is important to know precisely what to do next so that you avoid a complete disaster. To help you out, we have put together some of the best cosmetic products cleaning tips every lady should know! 1. Lipstick. That red lipstick looks amazing on your lips, but it will not be very much welcomed on your carpet, upholstery or clothes. Luckily, staining your things with lipstick is not something permanent and, with a bit of extra-care, you should get rid of the nasty stain as soon as possible. If your upholstery got stained by lipstick, the first thing to do is scrap the excess away. Next, you should take a clean piece of cloth and sponge it into the stain using a dry solvent cleaner. Blot until the stain is removed and repeat as many times as necessary. While this method is the best when it comes to removing lipstick off upholstery, you should definitely ready the tag on the upholstery proper and see if it says “S” or “WS” (which means that dry solvents are allowed to be used on it). If your carpet is that which got stained by the lipstick, the process of removing it will be pretty much the same. However, if this doesn’t work, mix in 2 cups of cool water, 1 tablespoon white vinegar and 1 tablespoon dish detergent (liquid). Use this solution to blot on the stain until it’s removed and then use another clean piece of cloth dipped into cool water to rinse. Blot the area dry as well - you will not want to leave your carpet wet! Hair dyeDyeing your hair is an amazing experience, especially when you do get the color of your choice. But it can very easily turn into a nightmare if you have spilled your hair dye on the clothes. How do you remove it?1. Take a look at the label instructions for cleaning the clothing item you have stained. You should find out whether or not you are allowed to use bleached chlorine on the item or not. 2. If you are allowed to do it, take one gallon of water and mix in about ¼ cup chlorine bleach. Soak the clothing item into the mixture and leave it there for about 20-30 minutes. Take the stained item out of the bleach solution, rinse it very well and launder it as usually. 3. If you are not allowed to use chlorine bleach, mix one gallon of water with one cup of ammonia in a bucket. Take another bucket and stretch the stained area over it (secure it with some clips or hair pins so that it stays in place). Pour the solution over the stain and into the empty bucket and then launder the item as usually4. Bear in mind that both of these treatments should be applied immediately after staining the fabric. If you don’t have the time to do it right away, the best thing you can do is to blot the stain with a clean cloth that has been soaked in rubbing alcohol. This will help you avoid having the stain too much impregnated into the fabric.
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