Clean makeup brushes are a must for achieving flawless-looking makeup. Neglecting to wash your brushes regularly can lead to a buildup of dirt, oil, and bacteria, which can affect their performance and even harm your skin. As a beauty brand committed to your well-being, RealHer is here to guide you on how to properly wash your makeup brushes, just like the professionals do.
Why Cleaning Your RealHer Makeup Brushes Is Important
Regularly washing your makeup brushes is essential to prevent the accumulation of dirt, oil, and product residue on the bristles. When left uncleaned, these can become a breeding ground for bacteria, leading to skin infections, rashes, and pimples. By keeping your brushes clean, you ensure a hygienic application and minimize the risk of skin sensitivities.
How Often Should You Clean Your RealHer Makeup Brushes?
Ideally, you should aim to wash your makeup brushes after each use. However, we understand that this may not always be feasible. In that case, make it a habit to clean your brushes at least every seven to 10 days. Waiting longer than that can result in color transfer, oil buildup that can affect the bristles' texture, and even visible residue on the brushes themselves.
Pay extra attention to brushes used around the eyes and mouth, as they come into contact with mucus membranes and oral cavities. These areas are more prone to bacteria buildup, which can be harmful. Clean these brushes more frequently and thoroughly.
What to Use to Clean Your RealHer Makeup Brushes
At RealHer, we recommend using a gentle cleanser specifically designed for cleaning makeup brushes. Our RealHer Brush Cleanser is formulated to effectively remove dirt, oil, and makeup residue while being gentle on the bristles. It is alcohol-free and free from harsh ingredients that can damage the brushes or affect their longevity.
How to Clean Your RealHer Makeup Brushes
Follow these simple steps to give your RealHer makeup brushes a deep and thorough clean:
Start by wetting the bristles of your brush under lukewarm water. Avoid immersing the entire brush in water, as it can damage the adhesive or glue that holds the bristles and handles together.
Apply a small amount of the RealHer Brush Cleanser to the bristles. Gently swirl the brush in a circular motion to work the cleanser into the bristles, loosening up any makeup, dirt, and oil.
Rinse the bristles under lukewarm water until the water runs clear. Repeat the process if necessary until all the residue is removed.
Squeeze out excess water from the bristles gently. You can use a clean towel or paper towel for this step.
Reshape the bristles with your fingers to ensure they are not bent or warped. Lay the brushes flat on a clean towel to dry horizontally, ensuring they don't touch each other. Avoid using a blow dryer, as it can cause the bristles to lose their shape and fall out.
When to Replace Your RealHer Makeup Brushes
No matter how well you care for your RealHer makeup brushes, there will come a time when they need to be replaced. If you notice frayed or ragged bristles or if the brushes start shedding, it's a sign that they should be replaced. Damaged bristles will no longer pick up pigment effectively, affecting your makeup application.
Additionally, if you experience a strange odor from your brushes or notice an increase in skin breakouts, it's time to invest in a fresh set of RealHer makeup brushes. On average, it is recommended to replace your brushes every one to three years to ensure optimal performance.
At RealHer, we believe in providing you with high-quality products that not only enhance your beauty but also prioritize your well-being. By following these cleaning tips, you can prolong the lifespan of your RealHer makeup brushes and achieve flawless makeup application every time.