It’s already 2016, and its time to do some beauty brush cleaning as we enter the new year. Of course, all of your brushes are performing flawlessly, but the only way to protect your face from bacteria and buildup is with a weekly cleaning. Our Astound Magazine staff decided to reach out to few beauty professions for a few tips and here’s what we found.
Washing your brushes can feel like a daunting task hence why we need to make this process more enjoyable. To achieve this, we used Japonesque Solid Brush Cleanser made of a gentle goat-milk balm that quickly dissolves makeup leaving a deep cleanse while at the same time conditioning the brush just like a professional cleansing.
Add moisture to the brush head by applying water, and gently work the brush back and forth over the balm surface until you see it lather. Do this until you see all makeup and visible impurities melt away. Yes, its that easy and it takes much less time than the traditional shampoo wash and rinse process. Be sure to rinse the balm under warm water and wipe the surface clean.
“Access moisture seeping into the handle can affect the handle and the bundling of the bristles.”
When drying your brushes, try to make it a habit of putting the head of the brush angled down. To dry the brushes overnight, you can place them in the oven on a Silpat silicone baking mat. There’s no need to turn the oven on as the pilot light adds enough heat to help the brushes dry over night. For added protection you can place the baking mat on a cookie sheet.