Do We Need To Clean Our Makeup Brushes?
Makeup brushes are one of the most important instruments that aids in hiding our flaws and making us look beautiful. When women use a brush in their own imperfect way, the brush strokes are used as Picasso painting its masterpiece. Of course, needless to say for most women it may not have the desired outcome and will not be represented in any art gallery anytime soon, unless as an art piece for makeup Fauxpas.
Humor apart, makeup brushes are a serious business and needs to be cleaned on a regular basis. After using our loyal companion frequently, it needs the same love and care that our skin does. After all it does have feelings you know, if only it lived in an enchanted forest cursed by an evil spell by a witch. After all, the brush does do some major magical tricks to our skin.
On a serious note the oil, dust, makeup residue, bacteria and dirt trapped on the bristle of the brush can cause clogged pores and breakout of acne and pimples. Not to mention many of these brushes might be costly. So if you need to make sure the money has been well spent and is valued, along with the protection of the brush we need to keep it clean.
Washing makeup brushes
In order to ensure we clean the brush effectively we would need: Brush cleaning spritzer, shallow bowl, gentle clarifying shampoo or a baby shampoo and Luke warm water.
The brush should be sprayed with a brush cleaner spritzer, preferably Sephora’s brush cleaner.
Rinsing with Lukewarm water
Run your brush particularly the bristles under running Luke warm water ensuring the water does not affect the glue holding the brush together.
Squirt clarifying shampoo
Use a shallow bowl filled with lukewarm water and some gentle shampoo like baby shampoo. Next swirl the brush around the bowl and the around your palm to lather it up.
Hold the brush down under running water f twice or thrice until the shampoo clears away.
Lint free cloth
Wipe off the brush gently using the cloth while maintaining the shape of the brush.
Leave it to dry
The brushes should be kept safely on a cloth to dry.
Brushes are good to go
Now that the brushes are clean they are once again ready to be used as much as possible. And if truth be told, I think secretly brushes are happy to be going back to stroke their master piece. If only it would be an animate object. Remember don’t forget to wash the brushes once a week. It saves your brush and your skin.
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