Beauty Resolution #1
Well this seems like a bit of a weird start to a Beauty Resolution Blog but this idea was really in the early stages...by that I mean just a post on Instagram and I had no idea where it would lead me. Apparently a weekly series of fabulous suggestions to help you in your journey to better self care!
So let's just dive in...why do you need to clean your makeup brushes and why is it important to your health or self care? Dirty brushes become more abrasive and dry as they become more caked with product and debris from your face. In turn, this irritates your skin. Cleaning your brushes regularly keeps them soft enough to not cause damage to your face. Not to mention dirty makeup brushes are also a breeding ground for bacteria. We would all like to think we put our makeup on a clean face everyday, but there is always oils from our skin, moisturizer, dust and if we apply over acne...Bacteria. In case you didn't already know that bacteria breeds bacteria, when you put dirty brushes on your face you are putting bacteria onto your skin that can cause acne or worse.
Tips on how to wash your brushes:
When wetting your brush be sure to hold it head down at an angle under LUKE WARM water. Why not hot water? If you use hot water it will break up the glue in the ferrule which will loosen the bristles and destroy your brush.
**Also, DO NOT submerge your brush and DO NOT run water into the ferrule. Doing this will also loosen the glue in the brushes.
Be sure to work a small amount of the cleanser into the hairs. Wash thoroughly but gently – DON’T scrub.
A big part of cleaning your brushes is how you dry them… DO NOT stand them up. This allows water to run into the ferrule which loosens the glue as well.
I always shake the water off and then lay them on their side over the counter. Make sure to shape the brushes don't leave them roughed up.
How often should you wash your brushes? Some you will need to wash more often than others, foundation and concealer brushes need to be washed weekly, while blush and powder brushes monthly.
I like to use a shampoo on my brushes, but dish soap works well also!