If you are a girl who loves makeup but you still don’t know all the tricks to be an expert on this subject, you should know that brushes (unlike mascara or shadows) have a much longer shelf life, so it is really important that from the moment you buy them you start giving them special care.
And unlike everything you are probably thinking right now, you don’t need many things to give them that care to keep them looking like new, so Find out everything and take advantage of your free time to revive the ones you already had abandoned in your dresser drawer.
1. Identify what type of brush is each
Even though they all look the same (or almost the same), you should be aware that they are all different for the simple fact of the product they apply; that is why it is important that you identify them.
- Makeup brushes: They are all those that we use with liquid or cream products; you need to wash them once every two weeks or, if you use them too much, once a week is fine.
- Powder brushes: All the brushes we use to apply powder makeup, such as highlighters, shadows or translucent powders, should be washed once a month.
- Natural fiber brushes: This type of brushes should be treated with greater care, because if you wash them with great force or do not take care of them properly, it is likely that their useful life is reduced considerably.
- Synthetic fiber brushes: Unlike the previous ones, you can wash them more roughly and there will be no problem for it.
2. Wet them with cold or lukewarm water
3. Choose a neutral pH shampoo
Once the brush is wet, with a special synthetic silicone insole for this (in case you don’t have one you can do on the palm of your hand) you should apply a small amount of neutral pH shampoo, or the special one for bathing babies, and begin to carve the brush in circular movements so that all the accumulated makeup comes out and begins to clean.
4. Rinse super well with clean water
Once you have thoroughly carved the brush you should rinse it with clean water until makeup residues stop coming out. It is recommended that when you finish rinsing it, repeat steps 3 and 4 once more to ensure that there is no makeup residue.
5. Apply conditioner to the bristles
One way to give your brushes an extra treatment is to apply a little hair conditioner, which will restore their original texture. and it will also make them softer, so you should leave them in a treatment for 5 to 10 minutes and then rinse super well, because if you leave any remaining conditioner on the brush, it may stop serving you over time.
6 . Let them dry
The last step but not the least important, and is that many of us do not know how we should put them to dry. Do not leave them lying down or with the bristles up, because in this way the remaining moisture in them will go down and reach the glue, which will cause them to peel off; ideally, let them dry with the bristles down and this way they will not be damaged.