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How To Take Proper Care of Your Make-Up Brushes

How To Take Proper Care of Your Make-Up Brushes

Clean makeup brushes are essential to maintain healthy skin. Cleaning your makeup brushes regularly helps remove dirt, oil, and bacteria that can accumulate over time.  A 2016 study found that all beauty products in a salon were contaminated with bacteria and even fungi. Thus, brush hygiene can help prevent breakouts and skin irritation caused by dirty brushes. 

Furthermore, using clean makeup brushes also ensures that you get the best results when applying your makeup. Keeping your brush bristles clean will help them last longer and work better with all types of cosmetics. 

How often should you clean your makeup brushes? And what is the best way to do it? Let's get into it.

How often Should You Clean Your Brushes?

Well, this depends on a few factors. The frequency of brush cleaning will depend on how often you wear make-up, skin type and the type of brush.

If you apply makeup frequently, your brushes especially face brushes like powder, foundation and blush brushes should be cleaned weekly to prevent the build-up of bacteria. Other brushes can be cleaned twice a month.

Managing acne or sensitive skin also requires extra care as this means your skin will react easily to triggers such as bacteria and fungi. We recommend that face brushes be cleaned in between uses. A thorough cleaning daily might be consuming, thus, it is ideal to use alcohol-based brush cleaners which contain ingredients to clean the products without water and to kill bacteria.

How to Clean Makeup Brushes Thoroughly

Brush Care begins with purchasing a quality set of brushes. Having good brushes means they will hold up too much use and cleaning. Our Silver brush set has been a best seller for years with 7 feather soft brushes that make application a dream. 

The most thorough method of cleaning your brushes involves water, soap and an optional cleaning tool.

Mild cleansers can be used such as face cleansers or dish soap. There are also brush cleansers in a wide variety. Lukewarm water will aid the makeup removal process. The optional tool included a variety of sponges, gloves and mats that provide friction to speed up the cleaning process.

Here's a step-by-step guide for cleaning your brushes.

  1. Get the bristles of the brush wet. Only the bristles need to get wet, The base of the brush should be kept away from water to prevent shedding.
  2. Place some soap or cleanser on your palm 
  3. Move the brush around your palm to remove the product build-up. 
  4. Rinse thoroughly 
  5. Dry the brushes laying on a dry, flat surface. Don't dry your brushes facing upwards as this increases the chances of water seeping into the rest of the brush abs damaging it

Dry brushes can be stored upwards in a cool, dry place. Brushes should be stored in breathable bags if there’s the considerable time between uses.


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