Unlike the money saving and calorie burning resolutions we make, beauty resolutions are much easier to keep. Rather than a year full of broken promises, if you invest in the right skincare and haircare routines, there isn’t much that can go wrong… it’s much easier to keep motivated when the results quickly appear. See our top 7 tips for making and keeping your beauty resolutions…
Clean Your Makeup Brushes
If you could see the number of bacteria and dirt on your makeup brushes, would you still use them? After weeks or even months of using the same brushes and sponges daily, your makeup application tools can really hold on to muck, which then, of course, you brush back on against your skin.
How often should you clean your makeup brushes?
To keep the germs at bay, it is recommended that you clean your makeup brushes once a week. However, for those with busy lives, every 2-3 weeks should suffice. We recommend changing your brushes and sponges yearly, and even more often if you use them daily.
How should you clean your makeup brushes and sponges?
It is best practice to clean your makeup brushes and sponges by:
- Dampening the bristles with lukewarm water
- Applying makeup brush cleaner or regular soap to the ends and massaging onto the palm of your hand
- Rinse the bristles when most of the dirt is seen to have removed
- Squeeze off any excess water and run gently across an old towel or paper towel to absorb any dampness
- With your fingers reshape the brush head into its usual form and leave to dry with the head of the brush hanging off a counter or stood up-right. Leaving a brush lead down can misshape it and can cause mildew.
How should you store your makeup brushes and applicators?
Your makeup brushes are better stored upright once washed as mentioned above. Also, upright holders reduce cross-contamination of bacteria and germs and also avoid picking up old makeup that may have fallen to the bottom of your makeup bag.