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Mascara tubes are ideal for reuse, especially for your new eyebrow serum or maybe lash that didn’t come with either an applicator or a box. Cosmetic products come in different configurations, so we understand that sometimes it is challenging to recycle with all those mixed materials. But lucky for us, a mascara tube is here to make this task a lot easier. Here’s how to clean the mascara tube for reuse. Learn removing excess mascara.
How to Clean the Mascara Tube for Reuse?
Things you’d need:
- Warm water
- Makeup remover (water-based)
- Rubbing alcohol
- Bowl (for soaking)
The first thing you are to do is take the mascara wand and clean it with warm water plus soap. Let it soak it for around 10 to 15 minutes with the solution and then pat it to dry with a clean towel.
The next step is to prepare your makeup remover then pour it into your mascara tube. Water-based makeup removers are effective in removing mascara that’s left inside the tube. Fill up the box for efficient removal.
Oil-based makeup removers wouldn’t work correctly as it doesn’t mix well with water, plus it leaves residues. Also, if a water-based makeup remover isn’t available, then try using rubbing alcohol.
Be wary of waterproof mascara tubes as they are a lot more challenging to cleanout.
The next thing you got to do to make sure that the loosened mascara will be out ultimately is to pump the tube with the wand. This process cleans the box and the wand just if you want to use it again as well for whatever purposes.
You did the heavy lifting; now it’s time to recap the mascara tube and then let it soak for 3 hours at least or let it sit overnight. The longer you do so, the better the breaking down the process for the mascara left inside the tube.
After soaking it for some time, remove the makeup remover from your mascara tube onto a paper towel. Be sure not to pour it in your drain as that can cause some clogging over time.
Then we advise you to remove the rubber insert should your mascara have one. There could still mascara stuck underneath it, and you will want to remove that.
The next thing that you got to do is to clean out the residue. Use a bowl, fill it with warm water and soap and then soak your mascara tube and wand in it. Throw in the rubber insert on the bowl too, should the mascara tube have one.
Grease fighting dish soap may be suitable for the best results.
Again, use your wand to loosen any more mascara inside the tube. Dunk it in freshwater in your bowl to remove the soap. And then rinse the tube and wand with rubbing alcohol. The next thing you may do is to let then the box and wand dry out in the sun.
View this very short video to have a greater way out.
And lastly, add the new product on your mascara tube whenever it’s ready.