Clean make-up brushes are a must, as dirty brushes are the perfect environment for harmful bacteria to thrive in.
According to a recent study, after just one month the bacteria on your brushes grows to a number that is so large, it’s immeasurable!
We all spend a fortune on face-washes and serums. However, if there is a lot of bacteria on your brushes, you could be undoing all of the good these products do by applying dirt and germs to your face.
They could also cause breakouts, rashes or even infections.
We’ve rounded up some simple brush-cleaning tips (with products and ingredients you can find in your home), so there’s simply no excuse for dingy, dirty make-up brushes.
Easy methods for cleaning makeup brushes
– 1 cup warm water
– 2 teaspoons of white vinegar
Stir the white vinegar into the hot water, and swirl your brushes around. Run them under warm water and leave to air dry.
– Olive oil
– Sunlight soap
– Hand towel (preferably not white)
Dip the brushes into the olive oil, and wipe onto the hand towel. Pour some sunlight soap into warm water, and begin washing your brushes. Once all the soap is out, leave to air dry.
We’ve found this handy tutorial that demonstrates the olive oil and dishwasher method:
– Baby shampoo
– Warm water
Baby shampoo is less harsh on the bristles, and leaves them soft and lightly scented.
An additional spritz of brush cleaner once a week will keep them in tip top condition between washes – just remember to dry them with a tissue before use. Try Mac Brush Cleaner, R255.