Makeup brushes are important applicators for makeup. To make them last longer, you need to know how to take care of your makeup brushes. Since these items are going to be used every day, it’s going to be a challenge to make them last for a very long time. If you do take care of them properly, you have a chance of preserving them for the years to come. Here is a guide to taking care of your brushes.
How Frequently Should Brushes Be Cleaned?
Dermatologists say that you should clean your face brushes at least once a week. This will prevent product build-up which can harm your face. The skin on the face is naturally sensitive which is why all of the products we use on it should be clean and sanitary. Brushes for the eyes can be at least twice a month. The rest of the brushes must be washed at least once per month.
Product buildup is dangerous because it can cause acne or other skin diseases. It will also interfere with your makeup application and make it splotchy or unblended.
What Is The Best Cleaning Agent?
The easiest and most available way to clean your brushes is by using clean water and gentle soap. Regular soap formulas take out moisture from the bristles of the brush which will then become harsh on your skin. You can also get a bottle of brush cleaner.
What Is The Proper Way To Clean The Brushes?
The following are the steps on how to clean your brushes. Wet your makeup brushes with some lukewarm water. Place about one drop of gentle cleaner or brush cleanser into the palm of your hand. Then, take the brush and gently massage the tips of the bristles into with the soap. You should expect some bubbles and soap suds form.
Wash out the soap with some lukewarm water. It is important to use lukewarm water because this is more gentle than cold water. Squeeze out the excess water by using a clean towel. Once the water is squeezed out of the brush head, shape it to its original and optimal shape. Let your brushes dry with the bristles hanging off of a counter so that it will dry back to its original shape. Never let your brushes dry on a wet towel because you risk the formation of fungi and mildew.