Cleaning your makeup brushes is as important as cleansing your face. Just as we cleanse our face to remove dirt, dust and pollution, we need to remove dirt and bacteria from our makeup brushes. It is advisable to clean your brushes once a week to keep them in good condition. This is the golden rule for the best makeup application.
Here are some simple tips on how to clean your makeup brushes:
Wash your makeup brushes and powder puffs at least once in a week with mild shampoo or soap. Once all the water is squeezed out and your brushes are dry, only the put these back.
Even better, if you can clean your brushes every time you use these. If you don’t have time to clean your makeup brushes whenever you use them, simply wipe clean with a tissue.
If you apply your liquid, concealer, foundation daily with brushes, you should clean them after applying these. Make sure you wash your hands properly before applying your makeup.
You should always swipe your eyeliner or lip liner with a tissue before wearing it to get rid of any bacterial deposits.
Make sure you check the expiry dates of makeup products even if you have hardly used these. If you are using expired makeup products, risks are more to get infection.
Don’t share your mascara with anyone, not even your close friend. Chances are more to get infections as more bacteria breeds in your mascara.
Make sure you keep your makeup products in cool area. These should not be exposed to direct sunlight as bacteria breed in warm conditions. Keeping your makeup products is a really bad idea. This is the worst thing you could do to your favorite beauty products.
Don’t share your cosmetics products with anyone. Remember that it is better to be safe than sorry. I am sure you don’t want to share bacteria.