Did you know, that your makeup brushes most likely are filled with nasty bacteria? Do you remember to wash your brushes? Bacteria are everywhere and you cannot get rid of them 100 %, however, why not try to kill the ones possible. Wash your makeup brushes!
Why is it so important to wash my makeup brushes?
These times there is much more focus on hygiene than ever. Unfortunately. That should always be in focus. I will though be the first to admit, that it has also made me more conscious about it – so some bad habits have been stopped! Another “consequence” is also, that after I heard how many bacteria your brushes are filled with, I have started washing them!
It is never something I’ve realized before. I have never washed my brushes before – and I have had some of them for a suspicious amount of time! Pretty sure I’ve had them longer than I should anyhow. So when you think about it, it’s actually quite nasty. They are being used more or less every day (at least I use it every day, you can see what I use here if it’s in your interest), so of course, there is a lot of bacteria on them. Which we then decide to smear all over the face. Nice!
If you don’t wash your makeup brushes it can then result in greasy oily skin, clogged pores or just simple red irritation in the skin. Which makes quite good sense! So if you start seeing any of these signs, it might actually be because of your makeup brushes! By washing them, you will see a much better result when applying your makeup. Your brushes will almost become new!
How do I wash my brushes – and how often?
You can, of course, buy all sorts of liquids and soaps that are meant to clean your makeup brushes with. Many though just recommend using a mild shampoo or some dish soap. I’ve started to just use the dish soap. It works and it’s by far the cheapest option!
The only thing is, that if you use some of the proper brush cleansers, you can save some time. You can, for example, use this nice one from Clinique, where it doesn’t even have to really dry or anything. You just spray it on and let it be for 1-2 minutes, and then you wipe the old product on a towel.
Though, my solution is much cheaper! You just put some drops of dish soap in a glass of lukewarm water and put in the makeup brushes. Let them soak for a good 10 minutes, massage the water into the brushes and rinse. You can already now see a big difference in the brushes. Especially if the bristles aren’t black. Dry them gently with a towel and them falt dry. Very important they aren’t drying vertically, as you might damage them instead!
The recommendation is to wash your brushes like this one time a week, and then disinfect them with alcohol once a month. That, of course, depends on how often you use your makeup brushes! So do it as you see needed!