Hey guys, I hope you are doing well and keeping yourself safe.
Today we are going to discuss about makeup brushes. 60% of us hardly wash our brushes often, to maintain their quality for the long haul; I will share a method I use to wash my make up brushes with readily available detergents.
Make up accumulate bacteria, dead skin cells and oil, which can clog your pores and lead to dull or broken out skin. To avoid bacteria transfer, breakouts on the face and to keep them fresh try out this procedure.
What you will need:
- White Vinegar
- Warm water
Vinegar is a great natural cleaner that can tackle a wide variety of cleaning projects, including your makeup brushes. To be honest, I hate its smell but dont worry.
Step 1: Create the solution.
Pour two cups of warm water in a bowl or jar. Don’t use hot water, as the heat may damage the bristles.
- Add one spoon of vinegar
- Pour in 2 spoons of shampoo.
- Stir it, and make sure the solution is mixed well.
Step 2: Swirl the brushes in the solution.
Swish each brush in the solution. Make sure the bristles are angled downward into the stream of water. If water gets under the metal clasp of the handle, it may damage the bristles
Step 3: Soak the brushes for about one minute (this is where magic happens)
After one minute, the entire make up residues will dissolve, hence easy to cleanse.
Move the brushes around until you can see that they are clean, and then take them out to rinse in cool water.
Repeat for each brush, washing and rinsing each one separately.
Step 4:Reshape the bristles.
If the bristles became crooked, you will need to reshape them. Use your fingers to straighten, spread, and pull the bristles back into their original shape.
Step 5: Let the brushes dry
On a clean towel dab the brush a few times gently to get rid of the extra water.
Due to the current weather, I honestly use a blow-dry to dry them out a little bit before I leave them overnight.
Here’s a guide for how often you should wash your brushes:
- Foundation and powder brushes: Once a week
- Eye makeup and concealer brushes: Bi-weekly
- Other brushes: Once a month
Tip of the day
Avoid storing your makeup brushes in the bathroom. This results to exposure to humidity therefore high chances of bacteria from mold onto the brushes. Instead, keep them upright in a cup or holder located in a dark, cool area on your vanity. Also, never store too many together as this can cause them to lose their shape.
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