Makeup brushes and makeup blenders can be breeding grounds for bacteria, especially if they aren’t cleaned frequently or stored properly or, worse, shared with a friend. Think about it: Even if you don’t have oily skin, the buildup of merchandise and germs can contaminate your brushes and if you don’t clean them, then you are just going to transfer this to your face.
These steps should be followed when cleaning your makeup tools, if they’re brushes, blenders and anything in between.
Step 1 – Rinsing
As simple as this step is, one wants to be very careful to prevent water from running directly into the bottom of the brush. This is because the water weakens the glue and contributes to the falling from the bristles thus shortening the lifespan of the brush. The suitable method to wash a brush is to always wash the bristles with water streaming down. However, the blender should be rinsed using warm water until it’s fully soaked.
Measure 2 – Cleansing
When cleaning the brushes, a gentle shampoo, soap, or daily facial cleanser can function perfectly to help break down the makeup or dirt that has caked onto the bristles over time. The shampoo should be worked into the brittles and rinsed with water till they become clean. You can also massage coconut oil into the bristles to receive all stubborn products out of the brushes. Lather should be formed in the blender with the shampoo and thoroughly washed then rinsed until water runs clean.
Step 3 – Disinfecting
Rinsing and cleansing the blender and bristle of the brush is enough to get rid of all types of dirt around the brush but it isn’t sufficient to get rid of germs and bacteria. The only ways to get rid of bacteria is to disinfect the bristles. This can be done by using a solution which contains two part water and one part Vinegar. The blender and brush bristle should be rinsed with water after disinfecting with the alternative.
Measure 4 – Drying
The last step to follow when cleaning your brush and blender is to wash them. The blender should be air dry or if needed to be used damp, then it may be put to work immediately.