Makeup brushes are every girl’s weapon to perfection. I have seen many beauty bloggers conflicted about this specific matter,and since this was a personal question too, I decided to ask many cosmetologists and dermatologists to get a proper answer! As I have delicate skin, I have to carefully choose my makeup products and makeup removal products. But due to the fact that I wasn’t cleaning my brushes properly, I had a very big problem!
How often you should really clean your brushes?
When you are a professional makeup artist, the best answer is every single day. It’s simply forbidden to use the same unclean brushes for different clients. Some skin infections and irritations are caused by exactly this! It’s a really easy way to drive people away from your service.
When you are a makeup lover, and you tend to make yourself up at home, experts suggest to wash them every two weeks. This depends on the frequency of use, however. If you use your brushes every single day, you have to wash them approximately one time per week. If you use them occasionally, two weeks are perfectly fine.
The best way to know when exactly you have to take proper care of them is simple! When the brush loses its softness, and does not apply your makeup product as it should, it’s time to replace your brush.
So, how do I clean my brushes?
If you are a regular user , there are many daily cleaning products you can use (I got mine from Sephora).
Here is an easy way to deep clean your make up brushes .
What you will need: A shallow bowl, Gentle clarifying shampoo or baby shampoo, your sink, and a lint free cloth.
- Begin by running your brushes under lukewarm water, rinsing out all of the residual makeup. Try to focus on the actual bristles while avoiding the part of the brush where handle meets the head, as this can loosen the glue over time.
- Fill a bowl with lukewarm water and a squirt of shampoo, and gently swirl your brush tip in the water. If you need to, you can also swirl the brush in the palm of your hand to work up a lather.
- Rinse the brush tip under running water once again. Repeat steps two and three until the water runs clear from the brush.
- Use a cloth to wipe your brush clean, reshaping the bristles as you go.
- Lay your brushes flat on a cloth to dry.
Tips: For brushes that are extra cake-y, use a dab of almond or olive oil to break down the residue before you wash.
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