Saturday, June 2, 2018

How To PROPERLY Wash Your Makeup Brushes

  • Using lukewarm water, wet the bristles.
  • Place a drop of gentle antibacterial soap or makeup brush cleanser into the palm of your hand.
  • Massage only the tips of the bristles in your palm. 
  • Rinse.
  • Gently squeeze out excess water with a clean towel and reshape the brush head.
  • Make sure to allow the brush to completely dry by laying it on the counter, the bristles should be hanging off the edge. This will allow it to dry in the correct shape and prevents moisture from collecting at the base which could cause the glue and bristles to come loose. 
Never dry your brushes on a towel, this will cause the bristles to become mildewed
Cleaning Your Brush Often Makes for a Happy Face!
Because these brushes are used on your face, the cleaner, the better! Many dermatologists advise washing brushes used for foundation and concealer once a week to prevent buildup. We should be cleaning our tools on a weekly basis to prevent bacteria buildup. Otherwise, you're going to experience a lot of unwanted breakouts. 
Brushes used near the eyes should be cleaned at least 2x a month
Go Beyond Basic Care
Using fancy dry shampoo-like sprays or any product that is formulated as a "brush cleanser" really isn't necessary. In fact, we find the best cleaning solution is a baby shampoo or moisturizing shampoo mixed with tea-tree oil. The addition of tea-tree oil helps kill acne-causing bacteria because it's antimicrobial. 
Also, using higher quality brushes will make a huge difference. Using the right tools are just as important as the makeup itself for getting the look you want. Knowing when to toss your brush is also important. If your brushes become too squashed or your the bristles are starting to fray, shed or loose shape then it's time to throw them away. They simply will not be able to handle the job. 

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