Hey all, on a very over cast summer afternoon i decided to go through my usual brush cleansing routine and show you how easy it is do it! It is also a good way not to damage your bristles and to keep them soft and of course bacteria free 🙂
What you need:
Olive Oil – Anti-bacterial hand wash – a plate – kitchen tissues – a sink – your hands – dirty brushes and 15 minutes depends on the number of brushes to clean!
So lets get started:Put 4 table spoons of olive oil and 4 pumps of hand wash on a plate next to each other.
Then grab your first brush and dip it in the oil and hand wash with a tiny bit of pressing pressure.
Open the palm of your hand and in circular motion clockwise and anti-clockwise swoosh your brush for about 10 seconds ( do not press too much so the bristles don’t lose shape). Repeat this for all your brushes and place them on kitchen tissues ready for the next step.
Next is rinsing off, put your sink water on a warm (never hot) temperature. Put your brush in a downward position under the running water, and again open the palm of your hands and in circular motions under running water rinse the brush until no colour comes out of the brush. Through out the process keep the brush in a downward position so no water settles in the brush which will damage the brush in the long run.
When I finish the rinsing I get a tissue a delicately dampen the brush before air drying, the way I dry my brushes is elevating a plate slightly , placing the brushes on thick kitchen tissues.
Leave the brushes to air dry for a couple of hours and then, ta da ready!
Please make sure that you use olive oil as this will keep the bristles soft, the hand sanitizer alone will dry them out and ruin them! This process should be done every day preferably, however if the brushes are covered during the day, every week is good enough and I can confirm its fine as I never had breakouts.
Have a lovely day peeps.
Take care 🙂
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