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Keeping your tools clean

How often do you clean your makeup brushes? Every time you use them? Once a week? Once a month? What do you mean, never?

If this is you, I have one thing to say to you. Clean. Your. Brushes.

A clients' makeup brushes in need of a clean

Ideally you should clean your brushes every time you use them, but who has time for that? Cleaning them once a week is good, once a month at the bare minimum. If you have skin sensitivities or breakouts, you’ll need to clean them more often.

Why? I hear you ask. Well, you know how important it is to keep your skin clean. All the cleansers and toners in the world mean nothing if you’re using dirty brushes.

How often do you suffer from break outs? It could be caused by your brushes.

Think about it, all that dirt and debris, oils, old make up, dead skin cells makes a lovely place for bacteria to breed. Do you want that on your face now?

Dirty brushes vs clean brushes

The good news is, it’s real easy. You just need some soap, washing up liquid or shampoo is fine, lukewarm running water and a little patience.

It’s important the water isn’t too hot; you could damage the glue and you’ll lose your bristles. These babies are expensive, and we don’t want that do we?

Squeeze a little shampoo into your palm and swirl the brush into it. Gently work it into the bristles, taking care to avoid the barrel. Now rinse carefully. Once the water runs clear place on a towel to dry.

Do not stand upright. The water will run down and your brush will be ruined. Leave overnight to dry and in the morning you will have sparkly, clean brushes.

Sparkly, clean makeup brushes

Don’t forget your eyelash curlers and your tweezers. For added sanitization, wipe them down with surgical spirit. Doesn’t that feel better?

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