The Ugly Truth: What You Always (or Never) Wanted to Know About Makeup Brush Maintenance
If you are turning up your nose right now because you truly wash your brushes after every use, then I really admire you. But back to the rest of women: Just how worried should we be about that layer of makeup and lint gathering on the tips?
I made some research about it. Experts said that most women do not clean their brushes. Make up artists use to clean their own brushes about once a week; they also insist that it´s absolutely a must if you use cream, foundation, or gel eyeliner, wash it right then and there.
Makeup brushes can accumulate bacteria, dust, and dirt, all of which permit the growth of further bacteria, which can aggravate underlying skin conditions like acne.Gels and creams left on bristles can contaminate your makeup the next time you use it. Especially with concealers and eyeliners, anything where there is moisture involved, with this you´re providing a sticky, wet environment like if you´re inviting the bacteria.
The ugly truth is that we’re all so neurotic about taking care of our skin—and then we pick up and use brushes that haven’t been cleaned in who knows how long.
There´s a bunch of products that you might not know, but here I am to tell you which are they and this way help you to have a perfect maintance of your brushes and take care properly of your skin. Another tip, clean them at night. Wash them down, squeegee out the water, and lay them flat to dry. They’ll be nice and clean and dry in the morning.
By: Itziar Arriola H.