Makeup brushes are the backbone of a beauty kit. Brushes help in flawless foundation application that makes you look more and more beautiful. So, let’s talk about keeping these make-up tools clean. Brush cleaning is an essential part of our beauty routine. Accumulation of dirt and oil on makeup brushes can cause acne breakouts and rashes called dermatitis.
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What Dirty Brushes Do To Human Skin?
Women do all the right things and yet have rashes and spots. Have a look at the tools with which you apply your products. With the daily grime come consequences like breakout, congestion and skin irritation. It can also lead to infections like folliculitis and cellulitis.
The bouncy sponge can harbor filth. Hence, it should be cleaned regularly, as well as replaced every three months. Do not share unclean makeup applicators. It is the virus-spreader including cold sores and conjunctivitis. It’s the reason pros clean their brushes after every use. Dirt may accelerate aging. Dirty makeup brushes may contribute to collagen, elastin breakdown and oxidative skin stress from free radicals.
Tips To Clean Your Makeup Brushes:-
Clean makeup brushes will make the skin more radiant and ensure your favorite cosmetics glide on smoothly.
- Dip each brush under hot running water and then into a bowl of gentle shampoo or soap. Rub gently with fingers to get a lather for a few minutes.
- Hold brushes under running water ensuring they are sparkling clean.
- If there is still residue on the brush, repeat the process. Drain the water out of the brush. Keep it on a towel next to the sink to dry.
- After washing the brushes lay them in a neat row underneath the radiator.
- Squeeze a dollop of gentle shampoo into a glass and fill with warm water.
- Swirl the brushes in the water and gently massage the bristles to further remove the gunk. Rinse with clean water and it. Lay flat to dry.
- For daily cleaning, use a brush cleaner. Use cleanser for intense washing. Pour a small amount of the cleaning liquid into a small cup and dip your brush.
- Gingerly swirl the brush on a paper towel which will absorb the cleanser, taking the dirt with it.
- Add a dollop of a baby or clarifying shampoo to a bowl of lukewarm water, swirl the dirty brush around until you have worked up a lather, using your fingers. Rinse under running cold water until all the soap has gone.
- Basic, unscented soap is effective at cleaning makeup tools. Wet the brush, swirl it around on the bar of soap, then rinse it under the tap until the water runs clear.
- Dish washing liquid is quite harsh, which makes it great at stripping products from makeup brushes. It can be used instead of baby shampoo to yield the same squeaky-clean results.
- Dip your brush in olive oil and massage until the caked-on gunk has become soft. Rub the brush on a clean sponge to remove the makeup. To get rid of excess oil, wash with detergent or shampoo.
- Bacteria and fungi preferably proliferate in wet conditions. Hence, foundation brushes may accumulate micro-organisms quicker than dry powder brushes. Wipe your brushes at least two to three times a week and once a week for powder brushes.
- Synthetic brushes are low maintenance, easy to clean, good quality, and long-lasting with anti-bacterial protection. Natural bristles are porous and high maintenance. They become harmful and useless if not washed. The bristles are unable to blend due to grease. Hence, makeup looks patchy.
- Sponges are a strict no for the makeup pro.
- Store brushes in a cool, dry place, preferably in their bag. Avoid warm, damp bathrooms, where bacteria may accumulate.
- Hand-wash brushes with an anti-bacterial soap or silicone-free baby shampoo in lukewarm water. Massage the brush gently and rinse thoroughly. It strips the brushes of grease and dirt, but it can be harsh on the natural hair.
- Allow the brushes to dry naturally. Put them flat after washing so the water doesn’t drain into the handle and rot the wood. Cleaning your brushes should be added to the weekly cleaning routine, but there’s a winning payoff. Clean your brushes and your skin will improve.