Did you know that caring for your beauty supplies is an important part of your skincare routine?
“In addition to collecting product residue, dirt and oil, makeup brushes are a breeding ground for bacteria," according to the American Academy of Dermatology. "This could compromise your complexion—in the form of acne breakouts and rashes—as well as your health.”
If this isn’t compelling enough, proper maintenance of makeup applicators will also help you get the best results and help prolong the life of your favorite brushes.
Your mission: Use products and practices that won’t harm your skin or supplies!
The good news is that it’s simple to incorporate brush cleaning into your weekly routine. Immediately after applying your makeup in the morning, follow this quick guide to clean your makeup brushes effectively. By the evening, your brushes will be clean, dry and ready to help you sparkle!
How clean your makeup brushes:
- Using a gentle detergent like Castile soap, create a soap and water mixture
- Swirl the bristles into the mix
- Rinse thoroughly with the bristles pointing down, avoiding the head where the brush is glued to the handle
- Shake, then gently squeeze any excess water and reshape the brush
- Roll a towel to form a hump so the brushes dry at a slight upward angle
With clean, dry brushes on hand, the next step is to wash the subject of your masterpiece, your face! To avoid drying the skin, use a gentle facial cleanser, followed by facial moisturizer. If your skin still feels tight, our facial serum can work wonders and serves as a fantastic pre-makeup base.
Remember, the cleanliness of your beauty brushes and sponges will affect how your skin reacts. If you have consistent outbreaks and cannot seem to regain your natural glow, it may come down to how often you’re washing (or not) your supplies. Consistency and cleanliness are key!