Makeup Brushes and how to clean them
Makeup brushes are an essential part of every woman’s makeup brushes kit. It is believed that no one cleans them as much as they need to. Some women don’t wash them at all and some clean them very rarely.
A question often asked is that why should you even clean them? First, they are quite expensive, so you need to take care of them to make the most out of your investment. Second and the most important reason is that with continual usage, they become home to bacteria as they are filled with dead skin cells and oil. Now, how disgusting is that?
It is never too late, start cleaning them right away, here are tips to clean your makeup brushes:
- Soak the bristles of the brush in lukewarm water.
- Put a few drops of makeup cleanser on the palm of your hand and gently massage the tips of the bristles in your palm.
- Care must be taken to ensure that the water or the cleanser does not touch the base of bristles because the bristles are glued on to the handle, and if the glue gets integrated, the brush hair will fall off.
- Rinse the bristles. Squeeze out the excess moisture. (Again, do not let the base get wet)
- Put them on the edge of a counter and let them dry for 6-8 hours.
- For an extra cake brush, use a few drops of olive oil or the almond oil to get rid of the residue before washing the brushes.
Make up cleansers that can be used:
The Master’s make up brushes cleaner and preserver:
It is a creamy cake, which comes in a small box. All you need to do is wet the brush and dip it in the Master. You can even dip the brush into the box instead of put it on your palms.
Sephora Collection. The Cleanse: Daily brush cleaner
It is a quick drying, alcohol-free brush cleaning spray that does not even require water. It is not damaging to the brush hair, as it is alcohol-free. It does not even leave an oily residue.
Jane Iredale Truly Pure Shampoo & Conditioner (For Makeup Brushes) 400ml/13.5oz
It has soy proteins, which condition the bristles by dissolving grime, makeup, and oil. It sanitizes the brushes and leaves them lemon scented.
Brush cleaner by Colorescience
Colorescience’s brush cleaner is an important step in cleaning and conditioning your self-dispensing brushes or professional makeup brushes. Make the most of your brushes by removing excess makeup and buildup on a weekly basis.
Start cleaning because if you don’t, the acne breakouts will become very frequent and you will have to say goodbye to the good skin!