WITH sunny weather finally here, many of us are glamming up with nail polish and fake tan.
But if you spill your lotions, cleaning up the mess can be a nightmare.
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Here’s how to get rid of tough stains from summer beauty routines . . .
MAKE UP: If you’ve ever had mascara or eyeshadow fly out of your hands and on to the carpet, you’ll know that these products are hard to budge.
Henry Hoover cleaning expert Alice Lynch says: “Get to work on the stain as quickly as possible, because once the mark dries it will need soaking to loosen it up and it can be very difficult to prize it away from the fibres.”
She recommends blotting the area with tissue first to remove extra fluid, being careful not to spread the stain.
Then use a cleaning solution to help remove marks.
Dr Beckmann Carpet Stain Remover is currently on offer for £2.80 at Wilko.
FAKE TAN: You might want to add a warm glow to your skin but not your bed sheets or bath towels, too.
Alice says: “In most instances, we advise using cold water to remove stains as it gets hold of dirt more effectively.
“Hot water can do the opposite by encouraging the stain substance to cling to the fibres, which can cause damage.”
If you have fake tan marks on sheets, dig out some shaving foam. It can work wonders at removing these tough stains.
Simply work the foam into the mark and wipe off with a damp cloth.
NAIL VARNISH: Nail varnish is one of the toughest stains to deal with. Alice says: “These types of spillages are often the most feared due to the nature of the substances.”
One nifty trick that can work is sprinkling baking soda on the stain and pouring a little ginger ale on top, according to cleaning experts online.
Let it sit for around ten minutes before scrubbing at the stain.
Hairspray can also be surprisingly good at lifting off nail polish marks.
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