Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Clean your makeup brushes...the right way!

Skincare should be a regular part of your healthy lifestyle...

If you've read my post Makeup Brushes 101 , you know which brushes to use for applying, contouring and concealing. But did you know that you should be cleaning your makeup brushes regularly? 

Washing your makeup brushes should be a regular part of your beauty routine. Why??? It's simple, when you use your makeup brushes, bits of makeup, oil, dirt, and even bacteria can get trapped in the bristles. Not washing your brushes regularly c
an lead to clogged pores, pesky breakouts and even infections in severe learning how to properly clean your brushes is one of the best ways to protect your beautiful skin and the investment you've made into you 


Here is what I do reguarly to keep my brushes clean and free of bacteria.

Daily brush cleaning
Use a daily brush cleaner and spritz it on your brushes after each use. My favorite is Lise Watier Makeup Brush Cleanser ($13.50 CDN). It helps clean and disinfects leaving your brushes clean and dry in just a few minutes. Spray it directly on the brush hair and wipe it off on on a tissue. You can purchase it at the Bay or even at your local Shoppers Drug Mart where they carry Lise Watier products.

Once a week - Deep clean
Once every week, you want to do a deep cleaning of your makeup brushes. Believe me, if you have never cleaned your brushes (yes...I know most of you don't), you will notice a HUGE difference in the way your makeup goes on and the feel of your brushes on your skin. It's simple and easy. 

I like to clean my brushes at night to allow sufficient time for them to dry. Here is what I do to clean my brushes weekly.

You will need:
• A small bowl
• baby shampoo
• A lint free cloth


1). Run your brush under lukewarm water and rinse off  any residual makeup. It's important to focus on the actual bristles rather than where handle meets the head.

2). In a small bowl with lukewarm water gently mix in a small amount of baby shampoo. Gently swirl your brush in the bowl of luke warm water and massage the bristles to get them clean. Don't scrub the brush, a simply work up a light lather gently.

3). Rinse the brush bristles under luke warm running water to rinse of the shampoo solution. 

4). Repeat steps 2 and 3 until the water runs clear from the brush

5). Use a lint free cloth to wipe your brush clean. Reshape the bristles as you go.

6). Repeat for each brush that needs to be cleaned.

7). Lay the brush flat on a cloth to dry

Be sure to pin this post so that you’ll remember how to properly wash them.

...and remember, a healthy lifestyle includes skincare xo

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