Brushes, brushes and sponges help to spread makeup. However, many people forget that it is necessary to clean them regularly. They checked how many bacteria are deposited on the products. “It’s my biggest obsession,” comments the make-up lover.
They checked how many bacteria are hidden in makeup brushes
Makeup influencer Huda Beauty decided to share an educational video. She showed her observers how much bacteria accumulated on sponges and make-up brushes. This was checked by specialists in the laboratory.
After some time, visible traces of bacteria began to appear on the samples collected from the accessories. “It’s disgusting,” says the influencer. “Although they look clean, they are not. Moral of the story: please clean your brushes.”
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In the film, the make-up artist also tells the story of a model who was painted with dirty brushes and the condition of her skin deteriorated dramatically. As Huda Beauty admits, she has been “obsessed” with washing her makeup products since then.
“I lost my eyelashes.” Wash your brushes
There was a similar story in the comments: “I clean my brushes after every use. I once had a terrible rash after a used brush was used on me in the store.”
“I lost my eyelashes and I have a scar because the make-up artist painted me with dirty brushes,” says another.
How long have you not cleaned your sponges and brushes? “I haven’t cleaned my brushes in three years. I need to clean them,” admits the commenter.
How to clean makeup brushes?
Many people forget about such an important element of makeup. If you are one of them, you may find this advice on how to effectively wash your makeup products useful.
You can see the tutorial by Katie, who runs a large makeup account on TikTok. She uses dishwashing liquid, shampoo and conditioner to wash her brushes. Then he waits for the products to dry. She helps herself with a special mat on which she rubs her brushes.
You can also bet on alcohol-based products that will thoroughly “enter” the bristles of the brushes and ensure their decontamination. On the make-up market there are also products specially designed for washing brushes and sponges.
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