Wednesday, September 28, 2011

How To Clean & Care For Your Makeup Brushes

Be honest. Do you clean your makeup brushes after each use? Wait. Do you clean them at all? Dirty makeup brushes are gross. Not only are they loaded with makeup residue, but they are chock-full of dust, dead skin and body oils. Eww. This makes them a haven for bacteria that can lead to infection. 

It's recommended that you clean your makeup brushes after each use and that you give them a thorough cleaning at least once a week.

 What You Need To Know:
  • After each use, run the bristles of your makeup brushes under warm, running water.
  • Apply a small amount of shampoo to your brushes and work into a light lather. Avoid scrubbing too harshly or you may loosen the bristles.
  • Rinse your brushes until the water runs clear.
  • Let them air-dry naturally.
  • Weekly, soak the bristles of your brushes in a capful of shampoo (clarifying or baby shampoos work great) and 3 to 4 drops of Tea Tree oil. Tea Tree oil  is a great anti-bacterial, anti-fungal agent.
  • Professional cleaning products specifically designed to clean your make-up brushes are NOT necessary.
  • Never submerge your brushes all the way to the base of the bristles. This can loosen the glue that binds the bristles together.
  • Never boil your brushes to sterilize them.
  • Never share makeup brushes.
  • Keep your brushes covered in a case or soft pouch to avoid exposure to water, dust, and extreme temperatures. Exposure could impact the quality and durability of the bristles.

Hope This Helps

1 comment:

  1. It’s extremely important that makeup brushes be regularly cleaned and the product build-up properly removed, so that all the grime doesn’t get transferred to your face and cause a bad reaction or worse, a terrible breakout! Thanks for sharing this one!

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