Keeping Your Makeup Brushes Clean

Makeup brushes are an important part of any makeup kit or set that a person uses. People who use makeup everyday use these brushes in their daily routine, thus increasing their importance. There are different types of makeup brushes used for applying the blush or the eye shadow, and over time bacteria and dust accumulate in all of these brushes. The accumulation of bacteria amongst other things can make these brushes harmful to use on the skin since it may aggravate already occurring skin diseases or cause the breakout of acne.

How to Wash Your Makeup Brushes

These are some easy steps telling you how to clean makeup brushes at home so that you can make sure your makeup habits are healthy.

  • The first step is to rinse the brush under some warm water. It is important to make sure that the water is warm and not too hot. This is because most makeup brushes use a glue to make the bristles stick together, using hot water causes the glue to melt, thus ruining the brush
  • The next step is to apply some soap on your hand and softly swirl the brush on top. Do not apply too much pressure since this can distort the shape of the brush. It is better to use the makeup brush cleansers available on the market but if you do not have access to that then face wash or any anti-bacterial soap can also serve as a replacement. You can also use baby shampoo.
  • Once you’ve made sure that you have cleaned all the bristles, the next step is to once again rinse the brush under warm water to clean off the soap or whichever cleaning material you have used. Make sure that all the cleaning material is off the brush. Once again be careful to not use too much pressure.
  • The final step is to gently dry the brush on a towel. Do not try to dry it using the towel but just rub the brush on the towel very gently. Leave the brush to dry in the air.

Other Clean Makeup Habits

While it is important to keep your makeup brushes clean you should also take care, that any other makeup tools that come in direct contact with your skin every day, are also kept clean. This includes things like the mascara you use. Making sure the makeup you use is clean will help prevent the breakout of acne, keeping your skin healthy.

Source by Kelvin A Smith

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