Wash Them Brushes

Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Having the correct tools for any job is important. Keeping them clean and at there best is also, very important. You wouldn’t paint a masterpiece with dirty brushes, just as you shouldn’t create your daily facial masterpiece with dirty brushes! I’ll be the first to admit, I don’t was them every day, but once a week is something I try extra hard to keep to. I know so many girls with beautiful skin *aka all my bloomin friends!* who hardly, if ever, wash their brushes, and I mean if you can get away with it, its your call. But for me, I find something really satisfying about using a freshly washed brush. They’re so much softer on your skin, and apply your makeup so much more smoothly. But most important for me, it keeps bacteria at bay, which for someone acne prone, is a winner!  Now, I know there’s an ongoing debate over which is more hygienic, brushes or fingers, but for me I find the idea of slapping on my slap with my hands, kinda gross. So taking 10 minutes every Sunday to keep them clean, is something I try to fit into my day. There’s loads of different techniques when cleaning your brushes, but I like trusty soap and water. Depending on how deeply I’m going to clean my brushes, depends on which soap im going to use. For a week to week wash, I used a normal bar of soap and some hot water. I dampen the brushes and swirl it on the wet bar. Then I use a silicone exfoliating pad to give them a good scrub to get them bright white. I use a cheap pad I picked up from the tills at Topshop, but Real Techniques do a hefty mitt that looks slightly like an oven glove that probably makes the job much easier! At least once a month or so, I like to switch things up and bit and use fairy liquid instead of a bar of soap, and leave them to soak for about 10 minutes. This is because, I find it pulls out all the grease that gets stuck in the brush, giving it a deep clean. Then I lay them out on a tissue or flannel and leave over night to dry.  If you can’t be bothered with this whole process, there are cleaners you can spray on a tissue or straight on the brush and wipe clean, but I’ve found these tend to bring me out with a breakout. However, I have found them to be a godsend when switching up my eye shadow colour from day to day!
So whether you want to fully wash then, or a quick spray ‘n’ go, id really recommend giving them a clean, you’ll notice the difference in your makeup instantly!!
If you’ve got another methods of washing your brushes, I’d love to know as I’m always on the hunt for new ideas, leave a comment and let me know!

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