Like most other self-proclaimed makeup addicts, I wear makeup to the office on a daily. Since COVID-19 started earlier this year, I have started skipping days in my makeup routine. I hate washing clothes, and I hated having to wash the makeup stains out of my masks.
I’m here to share with you a routine I’ve started with my masks to make it easier to not have makeup stains out of your masks daily.
Use Dawn Dish Soap
I wash my masks out by hand typically with a bottle of dawn dish detergent and warm water. You don’t have to overdo it with the soap, two dots of liquid soap directly on the mask. Scrub both sides of the mask until the mask is completely covered and sudsy. Rinse under the faucet with warm water until you no longer see suds. Squeeze out all the water and have a towel prepared to lay your mask on to dry.
I am linking an Amazon link below for you to buy in bulk. I know in the United States our numbers of COVID cases are beginning to rise again, and that you should always have soap on hand. Plus, if you order it now you won’t forget to buy it later at the grocery store and it’ll save you a trip.
Dr. Bronner’s Castille Soap
I have always been in love with Dr. Bronner’s. Not only do they add an awesome scent to the masks once you have washed them, this castile soap can practically eliminate every other soap in your house. For this soap I usually add a very small amount into the bathroom sink and any masks on hand that need to be washed. Rinse the masks similarly to the Dawn dish liquid instructions. I like to wring laundry I’ve washed with Dr. Bronner’s twice if I’m washing something by hand.
You can find Dr. Bronner’s here as well. Don’t let the price on the 2 pack deter you! Two bottle’s of Dr. Bronner’s could last you a few months.
Or you could buy a gift pack for a friend you want to introduce to the miracle soap that is Dr. Bronner’s. This soap is also vegan and cruelty-free and would make a cute Christmas gift.
There is also a bar soap version.
Throw Into the Wash
Yes, something you can do is to still throw your mask in the washer. We recommend placing your masks in a intimates bag. This will prevent the nose piece bending out of shape or the ear loops from becoming loose.
We recommend using a mesh laundry bag and tide pods. The mesh laundry bags will usually come in packs at any grocery store, but I was able to find one online that contains 4 laundry bags for what you’d probably spend for 2.
My favorite laundry detergent is Tide. I have been using Tide since I started buying clothes on my own, and I have never been dissappointed. I like using the pods now because they seem to last longer in between store runs than liquid detergent.