HAS IT GONE DRY AND CLUMPY? HAS YOUR BRUSH BECOME HARSH ON YOUR SKIN? DO YOU HAVE ACNE, WEAR MAKEUP & USE BRUSHES? IF SO, READ ON!!!
We often tend to overlook cleaning our makeup brushes or tools but it is one of the most important things to do. How to be hygienic is the most important rule because all the tools used to apply makeup is a breeding ground for bacteria. I rather wash my brushes than suffer from eye infections or breakouts!!!
NOT WASHING BRUSHES:
WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
The majority people use mild/ sensitive soap, baby shampoo, even professional brush cleaners and those are very good choices. However I use antibacterial wash which removes oil, pigment, dirt and most importantly bacteria.
The dish washing antibacterial wash can be slightly harsh to the brushes and may strip the hairs of its natural oils so to recondition the hairs on the brushes I use extra virgin oil.
This method is not only effective but also inexpensive too!!! Here we go…
Use a plate and drizzle the antibacterial washing liquid onto a plate
Now pour some of the extra virgin oil
It should look something like this
Grab a brush and swirl it into the mixture of washing soap and extra virgin oil
Swirl the brush onto the palm of your hand so that the mixture gets to all the dirt
Once the brush is all lathered up, rinse under lukewarm water, making sure the brush is facing down so that no water gets into the metal ferrule. If water gets into the ferrule it may loosen the glue that holds the bristles together and can cause them to fall out. Then squeeze excess water with brush facing down.
Roll up a towel and place the brushes facing down so that all the water seeps down and out of the brushes. If you were to lay the brushes flat it can still cause any water that may have got into the ferrule to loosen the bristles or even rust. Leave to dry overnight.
Last part is optional but I highly recommend. Grab any antibacterial wipes and wipe down the handle of each brush to ensure all bacteria is gone. Your all done!
If you prefer to use a professional brush cleaner I recommend Parian Spirit.