Clean Your Cosmetic Brushes!
Posted By: Lindsay Schroeder Posted In: Uncategorized Date Posted: April 23rd, 2012 Comments: 5

We at Acne Skin Site don’t get it. We see and hear time and time again of those of you who wear makeup rarely clean your brushes and cosmetic tools! How can this be??? There are so many germs and bacteria that linger in your brushes the longer you go without cleaning them. Think about it: You apply your makeup in the morning (hopefully to a clean face), then you touch your skin during the day (with not always clean hands and cell phones, etc), and then you re-apply or touch-up your makeup or blot away oils with powders and such probably more than once a day. It’s a vicious cycle. You should honestly clean your brushes once a week, and if that is too much for you, at least once every two weeks then.

The quick and easy way to keep your brushes “less dirty” before you’re able to get to a thorough cleaning is by taking some makeup brush cleaner (can be purchased at Sephora or Ulta by different labels) or some rubbing alcohol and pour a bit onto a tissue and rubbing the bristles of the brush back and forth on the tissue and you’ll be amazed at what comes off! All colors of the rainbow of makeup and bacteria will be almost instantly removed from your brushes and there is practically no time needed for the brushes to dry after. It’s quick and painless.

When you have about 15 minutes to dedicate to cleaning your brushes this is our recommendation of steps to effectively cleanse… First, lay out a hand towel on the counter so you can lay each brush down to dry once each is squeaky clean. Using either an antibacterial soap or shampoo (shampoo is more gentle to the bristles of your brush), lather each brush with soap or shampoo and water and watch the makeup and dirt wash away. You may need to wash each brush a couple of times, depending how backed up they are with product. Make sure to keep the head of the brush facing downwards while washing and rinsing so that the water doesn’t seep into the stem of the brush. It can get trapped there, causing further bacteria to form or can loosen the bristles, eventually causing the brush to fall apart.

Re-form each head of the brush back to its original shape and lay them down one by one to dry. Allow about 8 hours of dry time so the best time to wash your brushes is before bed. Also make sure to replace the sponge of your compact every couple months so bacteria doesn’t collect in the sponge and seep into your compact full of foundation or blotting powder.

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  • Oluwawemimo - April 23, 2012 at 9:48 pm - Reply

    Gud advice,pls I wnt a remedy Fø̲̣̣я̅ a uniform skin

  • dew damayanti - June 21, 2012 at 10:57 am - Reply

    It is a very useful tips. No wonder there’re acnes coming back
    to my face since I cleanse my brushes even less than once a week. The bacteria surely love the bristles to raise their family. Yaakkss!

  • Kurtis Zapoticky - August 15, 2012 at 4:08 am - Reply

    How’s things?, can someone able to recommend on a good way to get the cat-eye look with makeup? Thank-you

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