How to Care for Makeup Brushes

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Makeup BrushesMakeup brushes, particularly made with natural hair, are easy to build up and accumulate dust and dirt quickly. Soon they become a breeding ground for bacteria. Many women with oily skin who often notice the traces of inflammation appear on their face don’t suspect they keep infecting their face skin with their makeup brushes, provoking new rashes. That’s why regular care for your brushes is so important and helps make your useful beauty kit last longer.

Here’re some tips how to take proper care of your makeup brushes.

  • It’s enough to wash your brushes once every 7-10 days. You can use makeup brush cleansers or any soft shampoo and liquid soap.
  • Pour warm water in your palm, add some mild shampoo or cleanser, make foam and wash the brush. Then, rinse the brush in running water until the water runs clear.
  • Gently squeeze your brush and let it dry in a standing position. Make sure not to fluff its bristles.

If your skin is oily and inclined to rashes, it is recommended you cleanse your brushes, besides rinsing. In this case you have to buy a special cleanser to “soak” your brushes in once every three weeks. These cleansers are available at professional beauty stores. There are different brands out there, including Sephora and Smashbox. Do not ever let anybody use your makeup brushes. It’s not hygienic.

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