Monday, 10 January 2011

How to wash your make-up brushes

Hey there,
as I told you a while ago, today I'm going to show you how to wash your brushes!

Why should you wash your brushes?
When you use your brushes regularly, product gets stuck in it, and that will make bacteria grow in there. Whenever you use your brush on your face, anything bad on your face gets into the bristles and stay there. So if you don't wash your brushes properly, the bacteria will grow. Everytime you use dirty brushes on your face, you'll get the bacteria all over it and that can break you out. If your eye brushes are dirty, that can also cause you eye infections. Washing your brushes is so important! When you use dirty brushes, your make-up applying can get worse because there's always leftover product in it.

How to wash your brushes?
There's 2 ways:
Spot Cleaning and Deep Cleaning!
Spot Cleaning is there to do it almost every day, on the go, maybe even in between when you want to use multiple colors with one brush. The best way to do it is to use brush cleanser. MAC makes one, and some other department store brands, too, but I don't think there's any available at the drugstore. Just pour some of it onto a paper towel and wipe your brush on it until it is clean. I find you can also do this with normal make-up remover, but I don't know whether that's bad for your brushes. Or I also do this with make-up remover wipes and wipe the brushes on them, because they're way easier to get.
Deep Cleaning should be done every 7 to 10 days. This is when you wash your brushes with water and stuff to get out all of the dirt and bacteria. You want to rinse your brushes under the faucet and wash them out with some product. You can either take a special brush cleansing soap, some mild shampoo, baby shampoo or mild soap. Just pour some product onto your palm and swirl the wetted brush back and forth to get out all of the dirt. Make sure to rinse it well to get all of the product out of it! I would recommend washing the brushes you use for liquid products, such as foundation, every single day with this deep cleansing method, because bacteria builds up way better in liquid consistencies. That's at least how I do it.

I hope that helped some of you out! Tell me, how do you wash your brushes?
xoxo, Misch

No comments:

Post a Comment

Thank you for leaving a comment, I am very happy about every single one. Please respect that I will not allow disrespectful or rude contents.