Dirty makeup brushes harbour bacteria as much as a wet, unwashed and overused towel.
Sounds disgusting? Well, it kinda is.
Dirty make-up brushes can be covered in the craziest types of bacteria with some of them being linked to gastrointestinal problems, diarrhoea, urinary tract infections and the easiest to acquire (and the lightest one compared to the above to a degree) – skin irritation.
Neglecting to wash our makeup brushes regularly and leaving them stiff filled with product will expose our skins to bacteria and irritation leading to texture and even more breakouts from the bacteria build up.
Besides the straight-up disgusting side effects, dirty makeup brushes will prevent that perfectly smooth application of products and leave us with streaky lines instead.
In this case, it wouldn’t take a professional eye to notice that there’s something seriously wrong with your makeup application – and having someone actually telling you that can be a little uncomfortable. (smh)
But let’s not kid ourselves around.
Who even has the time to stand next to the sink for 45 minutes or more and wash thoroughly every single makeup brush from our pouch individually?
Absolutely no one. It’s not a thing we generally enjoy doing as much as we enjoy playing with our makeup.
So let’s take the easiest way out of that annoyingly long process and save us productive time.
Here’s the easiest way to thoroughly remove product residue as well as thriving bacteria and eliminate potential irritants that can corrupt your skin with the simplest of items EVERYONE has in their homes following the simple steps below.
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How To Clean Your Makeup Brushes
Step 1: Get a jar and wash it thoroughly.
Step 2: Pour a small amount of warm water.
Step 3: Add a teaspoon of dishwashing gel.
Add a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar. Apple cider vinegar is a natural, inexpensive alternative to harsh commercial cleaners and it offers the same benefits as plain white vinegar and more pleasant smell (but we are still to argue that last thing).
It can also be used as a toner to treat a breakout due to its anti-inflammatory properties. By reducing pH levels of the skin it can help dry up acne spots and remove dead skin cells.
Step 5: Mix well.
Step 6: Place your brushes in the mixture and leave it to soak for 20-30 minutes.
Once the brushes as cleaned make sure to rinse the residue of dishwashing soap and apple cider vinegar and place them on a towel where they can air dry until the morning.
It’s a simple, non-time consuming and effective way to protect your skin and maintain good makeup application with your beloved brushes.