In light of COVID-19, we are all much more aware of germs and how diseases spread. Mass transmission of germs can easily hold onto surfaces, especially those that are frequently touched—think phones, door handles, and even personal items. Your makeup bag and beauty products are no exception. An efficient way to stop germs from spreading is by using a makeup sanitiser and keeping your surroundings clean. Trust Perenne’s Makeup Disinfectant Mist, mentored by celebrity makeup artist Anu Kaushik, to thoroughly clean and sanitise your beauty products. A quick-dry antibacterial makeup sanitiser, it is effective in killing surface germs and reducing bacterial growth on all your beauty products, from brushes and palettes to lipsticks and mascaras.\n\nWhy should you use it?\n\nMicroorganisms can contaminate your makeup and live in your brushes, which can cause bacterial infections to spread. Makeup artists and professionals swear by makeup sanitisers to be bacteria and germ-free.\nMoist environments allow for an overgrowth of bacteria and fungi, so it is especially important to clean your liquid products thoroughly.\nYour brush will not be able to deliver the true pigments of your eyeshadow colours if it is not washed and cleaned. Aim to use a makeup sanitiser once a week.\nWhile makeup sanitisers effectively disinfect beauty products, not all of them are safe to use on the skin. Perenne’s Makeup Disinfectant Mist’s special formula mist is a safe option. It has no parabens, sulphates, silicones, artificial colours, phthalates, mineral oils, triclosans, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, or hydroquinones.\n\nWhen should you use it?\n\nOn makeup brushes that you use every single day, use a makeup sanitiser once every week. Most brushes are made of synthetic bristles or fine animal hair, which is why it is important to not over-spray the brush and maintain their softness.\nIf someone else has tried your makeup, disinfectant the product immediately after they test it. Avoid sharing lipsticks, mascaras, and products that come with built-in applicators.\n\nHow should it be used?\n\n\nOn palettes and powders: To get rid of germs on your palettes and powders, simply remove a very thin layer of the product or wipe with a tissue and then spray with a makeup sanitiser. Remember to hold the spray six to seven inches away from the product and let it air dry for a minute before use.\n\nOn liquid bottles, tubes, or pots: Avoid dipping your hands in your eyeshadow pots, instead use sanitised applicators. Using your hands directly on the liquid and cream products can cause germs and infections to spread. Always spray your bottles, tubes, and pots with a makeup sanitiser before using.\n\nOn lipsticks, lip pencils, and glosses: When sanitising your lipsticks, make sure it is fully exposed before spraying it with the disinfectant. Let it air dry before application. For lip liners, sharpen them, spray the disinfectant on a tissue and then wipe only over the sharpened tip of the pencil. Glosses are a tricky product to be sanitised. If you use a built-in applicator, it can be easily contaminated with the first use. A pro-tip is to always use a clean brush to apply gloss.\n\nOn eyeliners and eye pencils: You have to be very careful while sanitising any eye product. They can easily be damaged or can carry germs and bacteria. Only the spray once and wait at least a minute before application.\n\nOn mascaras: It is recommended to throw out mascaras if you have any concerns with the product. Eyes are one of the most sensitive areas and any type of discomfort or irritation can lead to serious problems. To disinfect the packaging, spray the product only once. \n\nOn brushes and sponge: Never share your brushes or sponges with anyone. They can spread bacteria and germs easily. Disinfect them weekly with a makeup sanitiser and wash them with a brush cleanser fortnightly. \n\nAlthough a makeup sanitiser will thoroughly disinfect and clean your beauty products, it is not an alternative to old products. Never use products beyond their expiration dates.