Cleaning my make up brushes is without the beauty process that I enjoy the least. I don’t know why but I just find the whole thing so tedious and time-consuming – trying to get all the make up out of them without risking the glue going bad and the bristles all falling out, it’s my idea of a nightmare.
But as my ongoing struggle with blemishes has shown little sign of slowing down any time soon – although they are now much less frequent, hurrah – I’ve come to the realisation that I need to be a whole heap more rigorous about ensuring that my make up brushes are as clean as bloody possible. Because really, if they aren’t, they are essentially just working against you and your cleansing routine and moving a whole load of nasty bacteria around your face. EURGH.
So in order to make the task slightly less arduous and more enjoyable, I’ve come up with a few quick tips to keep the brush-washing boredom at bay:
* Use the time to catch up on YouTube/TV/films/audiobooks. Because really brush washing doesn’t take up so much of your concentration that you can’t enjoy something else at the same time.
* Make it a regular part of your routine. The more you wash your brushes, the speedier you’ll get at it, the more familiar it will feel and the happier everyone will be. I’m currently aiming to wash mine once a week… Who’s with me?!
* Opt for a sweetly-scented soap. It just makes the whole experience more enjoyable if I’m honest – hence the beautiful rose fragranced Dr Bronner’s soap currently being employed as the prime brush washing liquid by yours truly.
* Dry your brushes lying flat, bristles over an edge. Let the bristles breathe, don’t dry them facing up so the water seeps into the glue and you should be golden and ready to roll with the make up come morning.
So there you have it – a few simple, but seriously effective – brush washing rules. Any others I should bear in mind for next time?