A College Student From US Provides A Deep Insight As To Why You Must Clean Your MakeUp Brushes Regularly
Posted January 18
Following a regular beauty regime can be difficult sometimes and there enters the makeup, a quick and effective tool to your rescue. Be it the dark spots on your face or some uneven skin tone, it has been aiding people from ages and is still doing its job perfectly. However, like everything else, it also requires due maintenance, care and cleaning. The different brushes used while applying the makeup are very vital and therefore, need a proper and regular cleaning. But some people, out of laziness or procrastination, take it lightly and ignore its presence on their to-do list. They continue using the brushes without cleaning and do not realize the fact that it will do nothing but affect their own skin badly.
An attempt to make people aware about the implications of not cleaning the makeup brushes by giving them a clear view.
Onionyeoja, a US college student, took the initiative and shared the gruesome close-ups of the makeup brushes which were full of dirt and residue after a few uses.
After seeing the pictures, even the experts say that the brushes need to be cleaned twice a week.
The pictures come as a wake-up call to those who have been taking it way too lightly. It has been proven that unclean brushes become a home to bacteria, which can lead to breakouts and even premature aging.
Onionyeoja used an Mpow Macro Lens and her iPhone 6 to create the close up shots and posted them on Imgur.
Among many makeup artists coming in the support of cleaning, Paige Sinnott told FEMAIL that photos posted by the college student finally prove just how dirty the brushes can get. She said, “As you can see from these photos it is so easy for product build up on your brushes especially foundation.”
Paige warns that ‘your skin will feel it’ if you fail to clean your brushes regularly.
She further added that one must take great caution if their skin is more prone to breakouts or they use makeup on a daily basis or if they wear high coverage makeup.
She used a different and easily understandable analogy to increase awareness about the importance of cleaning the cosmetic tools.
Paige said, “Put it this way, you wouldn’t keep washing your face with a dirty cloth so why would you put your make up on with a dirty brush? It really is the same concept.” She further explained, “Bacteria will cause your pores to block, you will break out and you can become oil prone.”
She provides an expert opinion on the dos and don’ts regarding the brushes.
According to Paige, there is no need to wash brushes after every use as it can damage them. If you use the brushes every day, you have to wash them twice a week. Also, you must replace them every six months to a year, depending on the usage.
The effects of the dirty brushes can be seen in the long run only.
She said, “You won’t immediately see the difference in your skin but if you start getting a spot or breaking out I guarantee it will have something to do with your brushes being dirty.”
The soiled brushes increase the risk of skin problems and are bound to give unsatisfactory results.
She said that if they use the same brush and different shades, the results will be different. They are very much likely to end up with a slightly off color and texture on their skin. Better results come with clean brushes only.
International makeup artist and beauty coach Gina Badhen’s guidelines to clean the brushes and get the expected results.
According to her, “After your daily use, spray some brush cleaner onto a baby wipe or damp tissue and gently wipe the brush, until you see the dirt disappear. Finally, rinse your brushes with some luke warm water, squeeze out the moisture, reshape, and lay on a flat surface to dry.”
Gina said that one should be more diligent about cleaning their beauty tools.
She said, “Your makeup tools get moved from your makeup bag, into your beauty products, onto your face, and sometimes you might leave them in your bathroom. They come into contact with so many different surfaces that they’re bound to encounter some bacteria.”
Unclean brush is a home not just to bacteria but to dirt, oil and dead skin cells as well.
It is said that when your skin is stressed, collagen and elastin start to breakdown at a much faster rate, causing your skin to lose its plump, youthful appearance.