Tuesday, 9 August 2016

The Tuesday Tip: Bacteria-Free Brushes

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A makeup brush can be your best friend, as well as your frenemy. Brushes can make cosmetic application an absolute dream, however did you know that they can rapidly accumulate bacteria, dust and dirt? Well they can girls, so start shitting yourself...

Dirty makeup brushes can contaminate both your cosmetics and your skin, aggravating underlying skin conditions such as acne and eczema. If that isn't enough, dirty makeup brushes can also effect how a product applies and looks on the skin. For these reasons, cleaning your brushes regularly is very essential!

I recommend giving your brushes a deep clean once a week with a product like the Real Techniques Deep Cleansing Gel 150ml (£6.99 Superdrug). It's also good to quickly spray them with a decent no-rinse brush cleaner after every use; the Sephora Daily Brush Cleaner ($8.50 Sephora) and KIKO Brush Cleanser (£5.90 kikocosmetics.com) are perfect!

To give makeup brushes a good clean, simply wash each one individually in a bowl of warm water (or under a running tap), using either a gentle shampoo or brush cleaning solution. You can also use a brush cleansing palette for an even deeper clean! After all the oil and dirt has been removed, give the brush a final rinse and squeeze out all the excess water. It is best to clean makeup brushes in the evening so they can dry naturally overnight.

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