Apr 12, 2014

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How to clean your makeup brushes

Makeup brushes are our beauty weapons so we have to take care of them well. They are in daily contact with our skin and carry up the remnants of cosmetics and bacteria that are often responsible for pimples. The questions that arise are what we use to clean them and how often we need to clean them. Water and soap is usually enough to remove germs and dirt. Simply hold your brush under the tap water with the bristles pointing downwards. After its wet drop on your palm a little bit of the soap you use to clean your face and gently rub the brush on your arm. Dish soap and olive oil in a mix is also suitable. Rinse and repeat until there’s no more color coming out. Attention, it is very important that the bristles of your brush are pointing downwards because if too much water goes into the base then the hair of the brush will start to fall out.

How to clean makeup brushes

How to clean makeup brushes

If you invest in some expensive brushes they are worth a little more care. Those that are for spreading the makeup, concealer, lipstick and every product in liquid or creamy form are normally made ​​from synthetic hair so they do not absorb the products. Due to the opening but these products have high water content, grow more easily germs. This category of brushes is best to disinfect with some alcohol or antibacterial soap. The other category is the brushes with natural hair that stretch more gently and evenly products in powder form.

Make up Brushes

Make up Brushes

How to clean makeup brushes

How to clean makeup brushes

These can be washed with a mixture of olive oil, soap and a moisturizing cream. Alternatively apply some hair conditioner on the ends, leave it for about an hour and then rinse. Don’t leave your brushes soaked for too long and dry them well enough so bacteria won’t find a favorable environment. When you finish washing let them dry all night lying on absorbent paper. If the next day is still fresh, it is advisable to dry it with the blow dryer on low temperature, again holding the hair down.

Make up Brushes

Make up Brushes

As for the frequency, once a month is enough. Of course, if you have some kind of sensitivity, for example skin with acne or experience frequent eye infections or herpes on lips, those brushes should be cleaned carefully and more often, about twice a month. And never give out your makeup brushes, or borrow from others because they are for personal use, just like your toothbrush.

By Nicole P.

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