HOW TO LOOK after your make-up brushes

  • 03 Feb - 09 Feb, 2018
  • Mag The Weekly
  • Beauty

Now that you know how handy make-up brushes can be, you might want to treasure your tools. The only way to ensure their life longevity is to keep them nice and clean. Everyday usage of these brushes lead to a bacteria build-up that eventually results into unwanted break-outs.
According to dermatologists, sudsing up our tools every week can greatly help in getting rid of the pathogen and keeping your skin pimple-free! Here are all the things you can do to look after your brushes:

Soap ’em up

Brush hairs are porous so they tend to hold onto oils and bacteria. Soaping your brushes not only helps get rid of the debris but also extends their life and makes for a better product application. Here are the steps to make your brushes cleaner and as good as new:

1. Soak the bristles in lukewarm water.

2. Take a drop of make-up brush cleanser or liquid antibacterial soap in your hand and gently massage the tips of the brushes with it.

3. Rinse the bristles after a good massage and squeeze out the excess moisture with a clean towel.

4. Reshape the brushes’ heads.

5. Allow the brushes to dry naturally with their bristles in shape.

Dos and Dont’s

. Keep the base of the brush head away from moisture while washing as that can disintegrate the glue the bristles are attached with.

. Do not dry vertically as water can seep in the ferrule and lead to the shedding of brush hair.

. Do not dry the brushes in a towel since that leaves the bristles damp and mildewed.