HOW TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR MAKEUP BRUSHES
Washing your brushes leads to flawless skin.
We use our makeup brushes to dip, stipple, blend, contour and highlight, creating the perfect version of ourselves. Brushes are often the unsung heroes in our makeup regiment. But, when was the last time you washed your favourite brushes? Honestly?..
What if we told you that, keeping your makeup brush clean should really be part of your skin care regiment. While you may spend a small fortune splashing on cleansers or the latest snail mouse for radiant skin and generally doing all the right things like buying silky pillow cases or whatever the clear-skin trend might be, you can undo all of that, if you use dirty brushes to apply makeup.
According to Dermatologists, a typical makeup brush should be cleaned at least 2-3 times a month based on your frequency of use. Brush fibres especially Foundation or liquid brushes tend to retain oil residues, dirt, the build-up of old dead skin cells and bacteria that potentially leads to spots, breakouts and general skin irritation. Yikes!. Oh and another thing ladies, sharing brushes with your bestie is the equivalent of kissing your boyfriend’s dad. Just don’t. Some things are just off limits.
Sharing brushes can lead to infections of all sorts and this explains why makeup artists use all manner of anti-bacterial wipes to clean their tools after every client.
Some experts argue that dirty brushes can lead to; Wait for it, premature ageing. Apparently the repeated use of a dirty brush introduces free radicals that accelerate the loss of elasticity in your skin. Not convinced, do some research on the ‘ Free Radical Theory of Aging’ and thank us later.
Need we say more…
Keeping your brushes clean prolongs their life and keeps them soft as new. We know brushes are often an investment purchase, so keeping them in good condition saves you money in the long term, and your skin will love you.
Ok, so how do you clean your brushes?
- We recommend using vegan soap or a gentle shampoo - don’t use what you wouldn’t use on your own skin!
- Use a bowl of lukewarm soapy water to soak your bristles (add drops of anti -bacterial soap to disinfect).
- Gently swirl the brush to remove surface product residue.
- Use the tips of your fingers to gently separate bristles for a deeper cleanse.
- Rinse under tepid running water, gently squeezing out stubborn residue.
- The water will gradually become clearer.
- You can use a paper towel to remove excess water or just lay them flat until they are thoroughly dry.
BOBOU BRUSHES ARE MADE WITH DERMAFIBRE ™ TECHNOLOGY.
Dermatologically tested and Hypoallergenic
Cruelty free. Vegan