Cleaning make-up brushes is a key matter. Can you imagine treating your face with sticky and dusty brushes? Exactly, me neither. That is why at least once a month you should give your make-up accessories a good bath.
Why I clean my brushes?
For one simple (and important) reason: I want my face to be healthy and beautiful at all times. If you stop washing your brushes, acne causing bacteria will proliferate. What is more, the bristle of a brush gathers the dust and allergens. Just think about what might have happened if you transfer those along with your foundation onto the face. Besides, clean accessories make the performance of the make-up easier. By taking care of the brushes and storing them properly, you can be certain that they will serve you for a long time.
How should you clean your make-up brushes?
Many girls talk about two main make-up brushes cleaning methods. First is to clean them with a soap under the running warm water, the second one is to wash them in an alcohol solution. If you ask me, I’d say that best would be to combine both methods into one. Washing your brushes under the running water will not remove all the germs. That is why it is important to spray bristle with alcohol solution or disinfecting liquid. By washing this way, you have to take into consideration, what your brushes are with. Brushes with natural bristle will react differently to soap and alcohol than the synthetic ones.
DIY brushes cleaning liquid
If washing your brushes with soap and alcohol does not provide expected results, make your own brushes’ cleaning liquid. Prepare: 1 ½ cup of distilled water, two table spoons of alcohol solution, half a tea spoon of sweet almond oil (or olive oil), several dozens of tea-leaf oil and atomiser bottle. What next? Just mix it all in the bottle. Store prepared liquid in a cool and dark place.
Let’s go cleaning!
To a bowl with water add a small amount of prepared liquid. Place brushes in it so that the area where the bristle is connected with the grip would be above the water surface. You can leave your brushes so that they soften or gently rub them. When the brushes are completely clean, place them on the paper towel to dry. Do not wash them over the radiator; do not use a hair dryer — high temperature could dissolve the glue and cause the bristle to fall out.