We all have our beauty routine, but do you include cleaning your brushes? Think about it... when was the last time you gave those bad boys a rinse? If you answered, "More than 2 weeks ago" then you should keep reading this post!
Frequent use of shadow, bronzer, and foundation brushes traps old make up, oils, skin cells and bacteria! So if you're wondering why you have a sudden skin irritation or break out, this could be why! All this left over residue on your brushes can also perpetuate dull skin, even after a facial. Regular brush cleaning can help improve skin tone, prevent skin infections, reduce breakouts, blemishes, and redness, and create a beautiful, healthy glow.
Luckily, cleaning your brushes is very simple and cheap! You probably already have everything you need to get started! You will need:
1. Mild face cleanser (or organic baby shampoo)
2. Rubbing Alcohol
Rinse your brushes with lukewarm water in the sink to get as much makeup off the brush as possible. Next, squeeze a small amount of cleanser onto your hands with some water, until foamy. Rub this into the bristles of your brush under running water until the water runs clear (that's how you know the makeup has been washes off!). Remember to keep the bristles pointed down so that water doesn't run into the handle of the brush. Continue with all your brushes and let them dry on a towel.
Apply a little bit of rubbing alcohol to a cotton ball or paper towel, and gently wipe down the brushes for an extra clean. (This is great to do 1-2 times a week between washes, particularly for problem skin).
It's key to remember to let them try COMPLETELY before using them again! Do this every other week and watch your skin begin to glow!
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