Cleaning Your Makeup Tools

Like painting brushes are close to an artist’s heart, makeup brushes are close to a makeup artist’s heart. And for all those who wear makeup daily, these brushes count even more. Makeup applied in the morning using these brushes can make one look and feel good the whole day. Thus, it becomes all the more important to take proper care of your make up tools which include not only the brushes but sponges, combs, handheld crimpers or any other tool. All these tools make the cosmetic usage so comfortable we often forget to take care of these helpful tools. This can thus shorten the lives of these tools and in some cases can also lead to infections.
Why cleaning the make tools is important,
Brushes used to apply foundations, concealers or eye shadows all need to be properly cleaned at regular intervals. All the cosmetic products contain some chemical entities and these tend to stick to your brushes and sponges. If not cleaned these adhering particles attract bacteria from the air which attack and deteriorate the bristles of the brush. Also such brushes if further used can lead to skin infections. When brushes or wands are used to apply liquid makeup, these sticking liquid particles serve as a better medium for the microbes to infest and harm. Thus, cleaning the brush is a must whether it has been used to apply dry or liquid cosmetic product.
Unclean brushes can cause infections
You use brushes of varied shapes to give yourself different makeup looks. These variety of shaped brushes with bristles at their tip can also act as a pool of microbes and harm your skin. Think of a time when you apply blush with a broad mouthed brush and in the evening realize that you have red rashes on your cheeks. This could be a bacterial infection. You can easily avoid such a situation by making sure that the brush heads you are using are free from any microbial colonies. Cosmetic brushes, these days are being made from synthetic polymers like Glo Blush brushes. These are less prone to microbial attacks as compared to natural fiber head brushes. But in both the above cases if makeup particles are left sticking to the brush heads, they can certainly attract microbes.
How to maintain your makeup tools,
It is not necessary to clean your tools every time after applying makeup, but it should be dome after every 3 to 4 days in case of daily usage brushes. Each time after using them you can just try and remove the entire sticking product on the tips by gently patting with your clean fingers. When you seldom apply makeup, make sure to properly clean and then store back the brushes in the roll every time after using them. Some cosmetic manufacturer also make some lotions which can be used to wash the brushes or else baby shampoo and luke warm water work best to properly clean the brush heads.
When washing them in water, make sure to dry them completely before putting them back into their case or roll. If left humid they will again be easy breeding grounds for microbes. If you use brushes with wooden handles, be extra careful not to leave them wet. Last of all while washing and cleaning them be gently with the tips of the brushes. It’s the tip of the brush which makes you look so beautiful and you should be careful not to harm it.

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