Did you know that cleaning your make-up brushes is an essential step in preserving them? Here are the steps to follow and how to dry them....
Cleaning brushes is a fundamental operation to prevent deterioration and to allow you to create impeccable make-up: it frees the accessory from product residues, thus reducing the risk of smudging, but also from dust, germs and bacteria. Drying is just as important: if done incorrectly, you risk damaging the shape of the accessory and, consequently, compromising its functionality. See therefore how to dry make-up brushes so as not to ruin them.
How to clean make-up brushes
Make-up brushes can be cleaned correctly in 4 steps:
- Wet the bristles;
- Massage the brush with the soap;
- Rinse the bristles;
- Letthe brushdry completely.
Today, let's take a closer look at the fourth and final step: the drying phase.
How to dry make-up brushes
As mentioned above, drying your brushes properly is very important to ensure that you do not damage their shape. If this happens, the accessory can no longer be used to create flawless make-up. The secret is to let the brushes dry upside down, otherwise the damp bristles will attract the dust in the air, open up and lose their original shape, and moisture will remain inside, ruining both the bristles and the handle.
There are a number of different methods for letting brushes dry upside down, here are some quick and easy ones:
- Insert the brush into the toilet paper board;
- Use the appropriate nets for brushes;
- Use the clothes pegs to hang clothes;
- Tie the brushes to a bar with elastic bands for hair.
How often to wash the brushes
The frequency with which you should wash your face brushes tends tovary depending on how often you use them: if you wear make-up every day it is best to wash them once aweek, if you wear make-up two or three days a week you can wash them every 10 to 15 days. Small brushes used for eye and lip make-up, on the other hand, will definitely need to be washed more frequently because of the different colours of the products used.