How to (properly) clean your makeup brushes
Welcome to part two of the Touch of Beauty blog takeover! In our last blog, Kate brought you the basics in 5-minute makeup that’s perfect to perk us up while we stay at home. Now that you’ve got the makeup down, it’s time to start thinking about your makeup brushes. Did you know that ‘dermatologists recommend that you should clean each makeup brush at least every 7 – 10 days’?! – onetwocosmetics.com
It’s easy to forget about, but it’s important to remember to clean your makeup brushes for your skin and your makeup. Bacteria build-up can cause spots, blocked pores and in extreme cases can lead to infections such as STAPH. Now is a great time to get into the habit if you’ve got a little extra time on your hands. Below, our in-house beautician, Touch of Beauty will run you through her simple steps to cleaning your makeup brushes at home.
What you need:
First of all, grab those dirty brushes! One of our top brush cleaning products is the Mii Cleanse & Condition Brush Balm, which you can get from our salon once we reopen. In the meantime, if your favourite makeup brush cleaner isn’t to hand, mild antibacterial soap or baby shampoo are great choices you can pick up on your essential grocery shop.
The only other things you need are some lukewarm water (or a sink) a small towel to put them on to dry and a makeup brush cleaning mat if you have one.
- Wet your brush with clean, lukewarm water.
- Put a pea-sized amount of your cleaning product on your hand or brush cleaning mat. Or rub the brush directly on the Mii Brush Balm if you’re lucky enough to have it!
- Rub the brush gently in small circles on your hand or the mat and be shocked at how much colour comes off in the bubbles!
- Rinse the brush well with clean water and repeat if necessary. Remember to separate the bristles to make sure no makeup or soap is left inside.
- Once there’s no residue left on the brush, give it a squeeze then lay flat on a clean towel to air dry.
- Repeat in 7-10 days!
Touch of Beauty Tip: Don’t leave your brushes to soak in water or they may become damaged! Rinsing them under the tap is the easiest way to ensure they get clean.
Thanks for reading, let us know how you get on or if you have any makeup brush cleaning tips and tricks of your own. Keep an eye on our social media for updates on when our salon will re-open and our plans to take to ensure social distancing and keep everyone safe and well. We can’t wait to see you again!