For most women, makeup brushes are a vital aspect of our daily routines. Day in and day out, we use those bristles to apply our faces in order to deem ourselves presentable to the public.
But while we’re applying makeup, are we unknowingly applying bacteria to our skin? The point of makeup brushes is to help us easily apply our makeup so that we can feel that much more confident; but, if our brushes are not properly taken care of, we can just be ruining our skin, and making us less secure in our appearance than we were when we started.
And that’s why we’re here to clear things up. So, put the brush down and pay attention, because we’re filling you in on 7 major things you need to know when it comes to makeup brushes.
1. You don’t need every different kind: There’s endless different makeup brushes that come in all different shapes and sizes, so sometimes we almost feel like we’re missing out if we don’t have them all. However, breaking the bank by buying every brush you see really isn’t necessary — only six brushes are crucial. With a foundation/concealer brush, a powder brush, a contour brush, a crease brush, a blending brush, and an angled eyeliner brush, your collection is complete.
2. Dirty brushes can accelerate wrinkles: Regardless of the countless lotions and serums you’re using to avoid wrinkles, dirty makeup brushes can expose the skin to oxidative stress from free radicals, which causes a breakdown of collagen and elastin and can result in premature aging— essentially reversing all of the good you’ve tried to do for your skin.
3. Cleaning brushes often is a must-have: Dirty makeup brushes can cause all kinds of problems from causing a muddy application to creating breakouts from the built up bacteria. Cleaning your makeup brushes once a week will help keep your skin clear, your makeup looking flawless, and your brushes lasting longer.
4. Never soak them: Soaking the brushes will cause water to seep into the handle, which can then loosen the glue that hold its together and make the brush fall apart. To avoid this, make sure you just hold the bristles, face down, under gently running water. And a makeup brush holder will do a great help.
5. Know the difference between bristles: There are two different kinds of bristles — natural and synthetic. A natural makeup brush has bristles that are made of natural animal hair. The hair is usually goat, horse, or boar hair. And a vegan makeup brush is made with completely synthetic bristles so that no animal hair is used in the creation of the brush. The bristles are typically made of nylon, tartan, or polyester material.
6. Size matters: The longer the bristle, the softer the application and coverage. It’s the short bristles that will give you fuller application and coverage.
7. Know when it’s time to say goodbye: If you take care of your brushes, they will last a long time, but nothing lasts forever. If your bristles are falling out or falling apart, you need to throw the brush away immediately. If you don’t, the broken or loose bristles will begin to get lost in your makeup, causing a quality issue.
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