Question: How many times have you applied makeup using the same brush without washing it?
If your answer is more than a few times you need to make a habit of cleaning your brushes weekly. I know this sounds like a daunting task but it doesn’t take much time and your skin will thank you in the long run.
Did you know… that even after using your makeup brushes even just a few times, your face’s natural oils, the makeup, and any other dust or dirt can begin to build up onto the bristles. Pretty gross to think about right? Spending a few moments cleaning your brushes every once in a while can help keep those germs from getting transferred to your face.🚿
I use Dr. Bronner’s Castile Soap..that’s it! This soap smells delicious, cleans great and is all natural and organic. You can use any soap that fits that criteria.
LETS GET TO CLEANING:
💧 Pour a small amount of the Castile Soap into a bowl then rub your brush into the soap and create a lather in the bowl.
💧 Gently massage the bristles of your brush to loosen the makeup and the dirt.
💧 Rinse your brush under water until all the soap is completely out and the water runs clear.
💧 Use a clean towel and pat the bristles to remove excess water.
💧 Fluff the bristles to help them regain their original shape and that’s it!
WHAT!?! You’re still not convinced, well take a minute to read these BIG tidbits of information.
- Dirty Brushes Break You Out – Know this, dirty makeup brushes are giving you acne. If you think foundation is ruining your skin, it could be your routine and not the product itself. Wipe off the lid after each use and clean those brushes. Even if your skin is “clean,” your brushes are still collecting oil, dust, dead skin, and the fallout from greasy hair products you spray around your mirror. Do not save it up in your brushes unless you enjoy wiping a concentrated mess of filth all over your T-zone.
- Dirty Brushes Result in Blended Colors – To get naturally blended eye shadow or dramatic looks like a cut crease, you need a precise application that you cannot get with a dirty brush. Keep eye shadow brushes clean and dry so you know exactly what colors you’re putting on your face.
- Your Wasting Your Money – If you’re anything like me, you splurge on quality brushes because you can so tell the difference. Remember to also look for vegan and cruelty-free makeup brushes. It’s a fact brushes that are well-cared-for last longer, simple as that. So don’t let your hard-earned cash go to waste — keep those babies clean.
- Your Exposing Yourself to Signs of Aging Faster – I’ve read it in tons of blog posts and magazine articles its true dirty makeup brushes can expose the skin to oxidative stress from free radicals, which causes a breakdown of collagen and elastin and can result in premature aging.