If you’ve been putting off washing your makeup brushes, well, now’s the time to get those bristles cleaned. The coronavirus outbreak has put the world in lockdown and people all over the globe are quarantined at home. And with regular hand washing and sanitizing being incorporated into everyone's daily routine in order to eliminate the build-up of germs, it’s safe to say that your makeup brushes need some TLC too.
Many of you must be wondering how often should one clean their brushes, and what can be used in order to keep them so clean. Well, don’t worry, you've come to the right place. We have listed ways in which you can disinfect your makeup brushes like a pro and keep your skin healthy during this pandemic.
If you use your makeup accessories often then it’s imperative that you clean them once a week. For those, who are using their quarantine time to upgrade their makeup skills, make sure you keep them clean on an everyday basis.
This is quite simple to understand, you wouldn’t wear the same clothes again without washing them, would you? Used and unwashed makeup brushes create a breeding ground for bacteria and germs which can clog your pores and cause acne. Now, with the rise of coronavirus, you need to be extra careful as putting those bacteria infected brushes near your face can be unhealthy.
A clean brush also helps you apply your makeup better and will assure a relatively smoother application process.
Cleaning your makeup & eyeshadow brush is easy peasy. To clean your brushes, all you need is a gentle soap and water. There are soaps specifically for cleaning your brushes but if you're not that keen on shelling out some cash, you can use your face wash instead.
To get good-as-new makeup brushes all you need to do is follow these steps:
1) Wet the bristles with water.
2)Place a drop of your cleanser into the palm of your clean hand.
3) Gently massage the bristles in your palm. (You can use a drop of olive oil to get rid of extra grime.)
4) Rinse the bristles thoroughly.
5) Squeeze out the excess moisture and let the bristles dry by hanging them off the edge of a counter. Do not use a towel to dry.