Aug 28, 2012

The Care and Keeping of Make-Up Brushes

I'm sure you consider yourself clean and hygienic, right? when is the last time  you cleaned your make-up brushes? Think about it - you use them everyday, on your face. Your face has many natural oils and yes, bacteria, that can be transferred onto those brushes to live and breed! Icky. By not washing your brushes regularly, you are just swirling those oils back onto your face. This can lead to unwanted breakouts.

How often should you clean your brushes? 

Weekly. Yup, you heard me. Once a week. Once every two weeks is a stretch. And if you have problem skin, try doing it a few times a week. If you have time to stalk that guy you met at the bar on Facebook, then you have time to clean your make-up brushes.

So, how do you clean your make-up brushes?

You can purchase a soap specifically for make-up brushes, as seen below, or you can even use a mild (think baby) shampoo. 

Begin by rinsing the brushes off under warm water. Add some shampoo, lather, rinse, repeat (haha just kidding about the repeat). Be sure to rinse them out COMPLETELY! 

Be careful when drying the brushes. Don't tug at the bristles because this can cause the glue that holds them into the handle to come lose, and your bristles might pop out! I recommend just letting them air dry over night. 

You will wake up to fresh, soft, and most importantly CLEAN make-up brushes!

That wasn't so bad, now was it?

How often do you clean your make-up brushes?

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