Saturday, February 20, 2016

How to Clean Your Make-Up Brushes

Cleaning make-up brushes can be a boring chore but it is the necessary evil in our lives. You would be surprised how many people use their brushes with a concrete like deposit of products and bacteria because they NEVER cleaned them.

For those of you who don’t wash your brushes regularly this is the time for a change. Every time you use your brush on your face it swipes and stores between the hairs some of the bacteria that physiologically inhabit your face. Between uses it festers and next time you will use the brush, you will be spreading foundation with bacteria on your face. It is a vicious cycle that eventually leads to red spots, pimples, blackheads and oily skin.

Eye brushes are not that much of a problem but they should be cleaned regularly because eventually product builds up and besides being unsanitary, dirty brushes affect directly the quality of your make-up.
A make-up brush solution can be used after every use but I prefer to wash my brushes the old fashion way with soap or shampoo every other day or once a week depending how often I use them.

So let’s get into the serious business:
       1.   Take a brush and put it under lukewarm tap water. (Tip: Keep the brush with the wooden handle up and hairs down because water can ruin the gluing of the hairs)
       2.   Apply shampoo/liquid soap/soap to your brush. I use natural handmade soap but any product will do it.
       3.    Gently rub the hairs with your fingers and swirl the brush around the palm of your hand.
       4.   Optional: Add some olive oil. This will leave the brush softer and it will last more over the years.
       5.    Let the brushes dry on a washcloth on an inclined plane (for the same reason from 1st step)
       6.   Admire your shiny clean brushes. (Yes, this is very important!) 

    Leave a comment if this was helpful and please tell me if you have noticed any improvement on your face after using clean brushes.



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