1 Why should I clean my makeup brushes?
Reduces skin irritation
After a period of use, the bristles of the makeup brush can become hard due to the dust attached to the powder, combined with the humid environment, creating conditions for bacteria to grow. Therefore, you should clean the brush head regularly to help the bristles be soft, not hurt and irritate the skin during makeup.
Avoid the growth of bacteria
When you use a makeup brush, you’re brushing from the product onto your skin and vice versa. Not only is this bad for the skin, but it’s also bad for products because the foundation, primer or concealer on the skin is often wet, creating favorable conditions for bacteria to multiply.
Reduces pimples and clogged pores
Makeup brush after use can collect dust and powder residue, if you use it many times but do not clean it, the dust layers will follow the cosmetics to stick to the skin. These layers of dirt not only cause irritation, but also clog pores, causing hidden acne and difficult-to-treat inflammatory acne.
Store brushes for a longer time
Makeup brushes will last longer if you clean them periodically. Because when the brush head and bristles become stiff due to too much dust, you will not be able to fully restore their original softness, the makeup will not look good and you will need a new brush.
Increase make-up effect
The stiff bristles are one of the reasons that make the powder and foundation on the skin prone to spinning and not soft. In addition, they can also scratch your skin when accidentally touching the skin. Therefore, you should clean it periodically or whenever the brush head is dirty and sticky!
2 How often should makeup brushes be cleaned?
Depending on the brush type and frequency of use, you will consider the cleaning cycle of your makeup brushes. For large brushes used to apply powder, foundation or concealer, you should clean once a week . Smaller makeup brushes such as eyeshadow, blush and lip brushes, you can clean every 2-3 days for sharper strokes.
3 Steps to clean makeup brushes
Step 1: Wet the makeup brush with water
You can clean the bristles of your makeup brushes under plain or warm water. Avoid letting water get on the handle, causing the glue to peel off and the bristles to fall off.
Step 2: Pour the makeup brush cleaning solution into your hand or into a small box
You pour a sufficient amount of brush cleaner on the palm of your hand or store it in a small container (if your skin is easily irritated). Then, swirl the brush in circles in the solution until you see tiny bubbles.
Step 3: Rinse the bristles with water
After removing all dirt and chalk residue with the cleaning solution, rinse the bristles with water until the water is clear. Be careful not to let water seep into the body of the brush.
Step 4: Remove excess water and shape the brush tip
Use your fingers to gently squeeze the bristles to remove excess water and reshape the brush head to its original shape. Note that you should not stroke the brush too hard, causing hair loss, leading to damage.
Step 5: Let the brush dry naturally
You can leave the brush on a paper towel or terry towel overnight to let it dry naturally. You should not interfere with or because it may affect the brush’s bristles and the shape of the brush head.
Above is an article on how to properly clean makeup brushes at home. You can save it and remember to clean the brush regularly to avoid clogging pores!