Why is important to clean makeup brushes

Makeup brushes ensure flawless and seamless makeup, whether we are talking about a natural or an occasion, intense makeup.

It is extremely important to maintain a certain hygiene of the brushes to create a quality makeup and to avoid the appearance of pimples or other affections of the skin of the face.

Makeup brushes collect sebum, dust, dead cells and residues of cosmetics in their strands.

Make-up brushes should be cleaned at least every two weeks. A brush loaded with product and used daily without being cleansed aggravates the skin and prevents the uniform application of the cosmetic product on the skin.

To see exactly what a dirty brush contains, samples were taken in the laboratory. Staphylococcus Aureus was one of the microorganisms identified in the sample.

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This microorganism can cause numerous skin disorders, causing atopic dermatitis and infections in the body.

How to properly wash makeup brushes and sponge

For in-depth cleaning of makeup sponges and brushes, a liquid antibacterial soap is recommended in order to prevent germ development.

Washing the brushes also requires a brush cleaner that is sprayed onto the brushes and then wiped with a dry towel.

In the process of cleaning the brushes, in the used water can be added a splash of essential oil of tea tree that disinfect and gives a pleasant aroma.

The washing temperature of makeup brushes and sponges should be high, as hot water along with antibacterial soap helps to dissolve and remove the product.

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For a thorough washing of the brushes, follow the next steps:

  • Wet the hair of the brush, place a grain of antibacterial soap in the palm and massage the area with the help of the makeup brushes.
  • Rise the makeup brushes with warm water, then shake them to remove excess water.
  • For the subsequent drying of the brushes a special towel is used, fluffy which absorbs very well the water from the brushes.

It is also recommended to clean the holders, boxes and drawers for makeup brushes and sponges in order to maintain a safe and clean beauty process.

Alternatives of antibacterial soap, if we do not have at hand could be: vinegar, dish detergent, micellar water, baby shampoo, Isopropyl alcohol.

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When is it advisable to change my makeup brushes?

Normally, makeup brushes should be used for 4-5 months, but it is highly dependent on the strands resistance of the brushes used. When strands fall from the brush and they have an unpleasant odor, it is clear that we must think about purchasing other brushes.

How often do you clean your makeup brushes and sponge?