When was the last time you washed your make-up brushes?
Washing your makeup brushes is essential for maintaining good personal hygiene, prolonging the life of your brushes and allowing them to do their best work on your face. If you’re not cleaning your brushes, not only are you allowing dirt and bacteria to multiply within the brush hairs, but you’re transferring that back into your products too!
Over time, prolonged exposure to high levels of bacteria could lead to irritation, breakouts, and even infection from nasty diseases like conjunctivitis, herpes and ringworm! :-|
How often should you wash your brushes?
As a rule, at least once a week. However it depends on what you use it for. Bacteria tends to grow faster in creams and liquids when compared to dry ingredients, so brushes / sponges used with foundations etc need to be washed more regularly, ideally 2-3 times a week.
You want to make sure you get rid of all the oils, dead skin cells and bacteria that’s built up in the brush. You don’t need a high price soap, any gentle soap bar / face wash / body wash / natural shampoo will do, but we recommend conditioner to keep bristles soft. Also, never leave the brush standing up to dry as it will soften the glue and cause the brush hairs to fall out.
1.First, wet the brush
2.Use a little natural liquid soap / natural shampoo / facewash in your hand and get a good gentle lather going using the brush.
3.Now rinse the brush thoroughly so all suds are gone and the water runs clear.
4.If you want to condition your brushes, apply it now and then leave to work for 5 minutes then rinse again, otherwise skip this step.
5.Shake off the excess water and leave flat to dry on a towel overnight.