If you wear eye makeup or any type of makeup everyday, it’s important that you clean your makeup brushes on a regular basis— about every two weeks. Because your makeup brushes can harbor bacteria and even oil from your face, they can cause your skin on your face to breakout and they can cause bacteria to enter or be consistently near your eyes. If you aren’t familiar with how you should properly be cleaning your makeup brushes, read on to learn more.
Step 1: Gather Your Brushes Together
In order to get into a good and healthy habit of washing your brushes on a regular basis, try wash all of your brushes at the same time— that way you don’t miss any of them in the process. Simply gather all of your brushes together and get them ready to wash.
Step 2: Wash Your Brushes
Yes, you can buy “brush wash” for your brushes at a cosmetic store, but if your brushes are made from real hair, then you can actually wash them with either a little bit of shampoo or even some bar soap. Simply just wet your brushes with some warm water and apply some soap/shampoo to them. Then take the brushes and rub them across the top of your hand in a circular motion— as you do so, you will start to see some of the eyeshadow and makeup. Repeat this process until only clear water starts to run through your brushes.
Step 3: Let Them Dry
Before you use your brushes again, you need to make sure that they dry completely. And if you live in a humid environment, this may take a long time. In order to dry your brushes, lay them in a towel and roll the towel over them in order to ring the water out of them and then let them air dry for a few hours.
Keep your eyes free from any dirt or bacteria that could cause your eyes further irritation. To learn more about how to take better care of your eyes, contact Dr. Steve Thom’s office today!