When it comes to make up we all make sure we cleanse it off our face at the end of the day, but most of us give little thought to actually removing it from our brushes !
Cleaning your make up brushes is extremely important, as a build up of make up can become a breeding ground for bacteria. You also compromise your finishing result with a dirty brush. So how do we clean our brushes using natural ingredients, and how often should we do it ?
How Often ?
Ideally we should be cleaning our brushes after every use ! If this is a little much or you are a little time poor, then aim for at least once a week.
How Do We Do It ?
1) Use a natural shampoo or a natural liquid soap. The key here is as long as it is natural ! I like to simply squeeze a small amount into my hand over a sink and use a little warm water and gently swirl the brush into my hand taking care not to press to hard. Rinse under running warm water gently squeezing the excess out. Use a paper towel or hand towel and gently wrap around the brush hairs without rubbing to absorbs any excess water. Than simply make sure the hairs are in place and lay flat to dry.
Dr Bronner's Liquid Castille Soap is just perfect for this
2) Water and tea tree oil. Tea tree oil has antimicrobial properties so it is a great natural cleaner. Fill your sink or a bowl with warm water and a couple of drops of tea tree oil. Swirl your brushes around using your hands to help remove the makeup. If you would like a nice smell to your brushes add a drop or two of lavender essential oil. Rinse and pat dry.
3) For quick touch up cleans, Dr Bronner's Hand Sanitizer in Lavender is quick and convenient. It comes in a spray bottle, so simply spray directly onto the brush and swirl onto a tissue. Easy !
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Article by Leah Jade.