Updated: Apr 28, 2021
Taking it off is as important as putting it on. Keeping makeup brushes immaculate and free of residue is the most important step to clear skin and a perfect makeup application.
72% of people have never washed their brushes. These instruments tend to accumulate bacteria not only from the cosmetic product itself, but from the oils of the the human skin, the dirt off our hands, and depending on how one stores them, the built-up toxins from our surroundings.
Unwashed makeup brushes provide a place bacteria like to hang out, and they can clog your pores and dull your skin.
Over time, brushes accumulate bacteria. The more you cleanse them, the less acne-causing bacteria you’re spreading on your skin. Besides bacteria, brushes also accumulate dead skin cells and oil, which can clog your pores and lead to dull or broken-out skin. Clean brushes apply makeup better. Even the best makeup can become streaky and patchy when applied with a dirty brush. Clean bristles will assure a smoother application.
Regular cleaning keeps bristles soft, and that means they’re less irritating to your skin. Clean brushes last longer. That means you won’t have to part too quickly with your favorite brushes, and you’ll save money when you don’t need to replace them as much.
I use cinema secrets to keep my brushes clean for me and my clients. It is a professional-grade liquid makeup brush cleaner that is quick-drying, rinse-free, and 99.99 percent antimicrobial disinfectant