Our brushes accompany us every day, but how often do we clean them? The answer, according to dermatologists and make-up artists, is that we don’t do it enough.
We should be cleaning our tools on a weekly basis, at least, in order to prevent bacteria buildup, that can eventually lead to breakouts.
We have prepared a small guide that will help you find out how to clean up you make-up brushes the correct way.
- Most dermatologists will agree that the minimum to prevent product buildup is once a week. Because the brushes are used on your face, the cleaner the better.
- Several make-up artists confirm that soaping up your brushes regularly can extend the life of the bristles and improve the make-up application. If the brushes are dirty, it’s likely that the application will be spotty and you’ll encounter difficulties in blending.
- The most natural way to clean your make-up artists is water and either a gentle soap (regular formulas can dry out the bristles, especially if made of natural hair), or a brush cleanser. For this purpose, we suggest our Brush Cleaner that gently and efficiently cleans the brushes and helps them to stay in perfect condition.
- An easy way of cleaning the brushes is to wet the bristles with warm water, placing the soap on your hands, gently massage them, rinse them and use a clean towel to dry them.
- A good advice is to let the brushes dry in the correct shape, ideally off the edge of a counter or standing, so they don’t change their original shape.
- Another great advice is to use a combination of two products: baby shampoo and tea-tree oil. The addition of tea-tree oil is surprising, thanks to the antimicrobial action helps kill acne-causing bacteria.
- It’s time to toss your brush when the bristles start to fray, shed or lose their shape. If the brushes become to pinches or squashed, they won’t be adequate for the job.
For today it’s all!
We hope you’ll find this guide useful!
How to Сlean Make-up Brushes