Acne is undeniably one of the most vexatious events for facial skin. Being challenging to treat and leaving marks, prevention of acne must be a priority. This can be done by tending to your skin and regularly cleaning your makeup brushes. It’s well-known that touching your face should be avoided as it spreads bacteria which may lead to acne outbreaks. But why assume that makeup brushes are free from bacteria?
A survey conducted by the Huffington Post found that only 61% of women clean their makeup brushes at least once a month, leaving the rest who either never clean them or do it less frequently. Makeup brushes can be highly susceptible to dust, germs and bacteria because you use them on your face, sometimes when sweaty, and share them with friends. Moreover, they are often left exposed in the open. To protect yourself from contamination, you should always keep your makeup brushes properly sanitized. Unfortunately, not many people follow this precaution.
Anything causes skin breakouts more than unclean makeup brushes, not to mention the much more serious damage that can be caused, such as fungus, herpes, swelling, skin puffiness and even paralysis.
If you continue using unclean makeup brushes on your face, you are granting oil, perspiration that has evaporated, dust, and germs access to your face and therefore providing an invitation for acne breakouts.
How to clean your makeup brushes?
Now, that we have addressed the problem, let us head towards the solution. Dermatologists all around the world suggest and urge women to wash their makeup brushes at least once a week, if not on a daily basis. Here is how you can wash your makeup brushes without any hassle.
Method Number 1:
This approach necessitates the use of a bowl along with Dettol antiseptic liquid, dishwashing soap, and either coconut oil or almond oil.
- In a bowl, pour almond oil at one corner and the dish washing soap at the other but, do not mix them.
- Dab your brush in the almond or coconut oil first. You will see your makeup changing the color of the oil. The oil is removing the makeup from your brush.
- Then dab the makeup brush in the dish washing soap to remove the oil. Then clean it with water.
- In a bowl of water add a few drops of the Dettol anti septic liquid and put your makeup brushes in that water to kill all the germs. Take them out after a while and let them dry at a clean place.
Method Number 2:
To use this technique, you will require a cup, some micellar water for taking off the cosmetics and obviously your grimy makeup brushes.
- Pour a good amount of micellar water into the cup but, do not pour too much. You will not be needing much.
- Dab and stir your dirty makeup brush into it and clean with water. Then let it dry at a clean place.
Method Number 3:
If you wish to use this method, you will require a makeup palette, dish washing soap, and brushes that are in need of cleaning.
- Dab your makeup brush in the dish washing soap.
- Then hold the makeup removing tray under running water and glide your makeup brush on that tray to deep clean your makeup brush.
- You can choose to drench them in an anti septic liquid to kill the germs.