Makeup brushes are the backbones of the beauty kit. If you wear makeup often, then you must notice that your makeup brushes tend to get dirty after a few uses. Cleaning your brushes will not only help with smooth application of your makeup, but will also help you keep your skin clean. Giving them a thorough wash every month is not enough. The practise of cleaning makeup brushes is healthy as it prevents bacteria build-up which would lead to break-outs and other harmful effects.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I CLEAN MY MAKEUP BRUSHES?
Ideally makeup brushes must be cleaned every time they are used but that must be a real challenge for most of us. Here’s how you can get away with it:
For makeup brushes used with powder 1-2 times a week should be adequate for brushes used with powder makeup such as blushes and bronzers.
For makeup brushes used with liquid or cream it is important to clean them every day as they are more prone to harbour bacteria that can potentially cause infections.
For sponges or beauty blenders they need to be washed after every use as they are more prone to harbour bacteria than makeup brushes as they are used in wet form and stay wet for a while after being used.
WHAT DO I USE TO WASH MY MAKEUP BRUSHES?
Baby shampoos or cleansing shampoos are widely used to clean brushes are they work really well.
Dish washing liquid also are a great alternative for makeup brush cleansers.
Body Soap can also be used to wash your brushes as they don’t damage the bristles of the makeup brushes.
HOW DO I CLEAN MY MAKEUP BRUSHES?
Now that you have the information on what can be used to clean your brushes, here’s how you clean them:
Rinse your makeup brushes under running water, but make sure the water doesn’t get into the handle as it can loosen the glue over time and ruin the brush.
Apply the soap onto the palm of your hands or a textured mat and swirl the bristles of the brush in a circular motion, gently. This can be continued until all the build–up product is out
Once the makeup brush is clean wash it under running water until all the build–up products used are washed-out. Repeat this step 2 to 3 times.
Gently press the bristles downwards to get the excess water out. Don’t tug to hard as it may damage the bristles.
Dry the brushes overnight on a towel or by letting the bristles hang so they can attain their original shape.
Makeup brushes can be a task when it comes to cleaning them, especially when used every day. Did you know you can also use your hands to apply makeup? This not only helps to avoid washing our makeup brushes but also saves time when hustling for work or college. Keeping your brushes clean, not only helps its shelf life but also keeps many skin infections at bay. So make sure you clean your beauty blenders and brushes at least once a week.