Tips to Wash Your favorite Makeup Brushes

Tips to wash your favorite Makeup Brushes

We always splurge a huge amount of money in buying makeup essentials, makeup brushes, and skincare products. But we sometimes cannot figure out the cause of sudden breakout in our skin. Having a regular makeup routine but not cleaning the makeup brushes regularly can harm our skin more. From germs to bacteria and from acne to skin irritation - dirty makeup brushes can cause a serious problem that can even ruin our skin. 

Why cleaning your makeup brushes regularly is the smartest thing to do:

1. Prevents Acne

When you are using a makeup brush, it is collecting, everything that is on your face like oil,
dust, dead skin cells. And using a dirty brush is nothing but bringing a problem to your skin.

2. Better color payoff

Dirty makeup brush becomes ineffective in helping you achieve the desired look. Even the
most expensive foundation or eyeshadow may fail to give the desired color payoff. For
better colors in every swipe or smooth application, you have to wash the brushes regularly.

3. Avoid germs

Dirty makeup brushes are a breeding ground for bacteria. When you are continuously using brushes without cleaning them, they are transferring bacteria to the products also.

4. Long-lasting

We invest a quite good amount in buying good makeup brushes, Therefore, we should take care of them, to keep the brush bristles soft by cleaning once a month, to keep them in a good condition.

How to clean makeup brushes:

  1. Squeeze a few drops of liquid dish wash soap or shampoo or you can use baby body wash in a mug and fill with warm water.
  2. Swirl your brushes in the water and gently massage the bristles to further remove the gunk.
  3. Rinse with clean water and carefully squeeze the water out.
  4. Lay flat to dry. Dry it completely under the sun or with a hairdryer.

Add on tips:

1. You can use a few drops of Dettol or tea tree oil to make the brushes germ free.
2. You can buy brush cleanser solution from online shopping site which is easily available

Here are some best brush cleanser found in India

Check here for more brush cleanser

3. You can also buy silicone Makeup brush cleanser, silicone brush cleansing gloves with bristles or silicone brush cleansing mats which you can easily stick on your basin and clean the brushes. These tools help to clean every bristle properly.

4. These procedures are also applicable for beauty blenders or sponges that come with compact powder.

Makeup brushes are the backbone of our beauty kit. After all brushes and sponges help us to get flawless makeup. We have to keep these sacred tools clean and make this as a part of our beauty routine to keep our skin healthy and make the brushes long-lasting.

How often do you clean your makeup brushes? Do write in the comment section below.

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