It is essential to clean facial brushes correctly.
Facial brushes are an essential tool in a facial care routine. Clean skin is the canvas on which you will use your cosmetics for optimal results.
It doesn’t matter if you have the best creams, serums, and masks; they will be of no use if you do not prepare the face before applying them or if you do not remove makeup and external contaminants that adhere to the skin.
But for these brushes to do an efficient task and prolong their useful life, it is necessary to subject them to regular cleaning and maintenance.
Why clean facial brushes?
Rinsing the brush with water whenever it is used is not enough. The bristles of your facial brush do a deep job on the skin’s pores, removing all kinds of impurities; it is in direct contact with your skin and traps bacteria on the skin.
By constructing these tools with bushy and soft bristles that remain wet after use, it is normal that they store bacteria because the perfect environment is created for them to proliferate.
As with makeup brushes, if the facial brush is not cleaned properly, it will become a source of bacteria that will have the opposite effect to the expected, causing irritations, acne breakouts, and allergies.
You wouldn’t pass a moldy, dirty towel through your face to wash it, would you? Well, you should not use a facial brush that has not been cleaned properly.
How to clean your facial brush?
Simple cleaning of the facial brush should be done after each use, and 1 time a month, slightly deeper disinfection should be done.
Remember to replace the brush head (depending on the model) from time to time.
You will know when to do it because you will notice that the bristles are deformed and no longer have the same texture as before.
After using the facial brush, you will need to place a little neutral soap or baby shampoo, refresh a little until you see that the bristles look clean, and rinse very well.
It is important to let it dry very well after each use.
1 time a month, dip the head of your facial brush in an antibacterial cleanser for a minute, such as those used to disinfect wounds or simple isopropyl alcohol. Rinse it very well.
This will kill any bacteria that want to lodge in the cracks of your brush. If you suffer from acne, you can do this procedure more often.
Let it dry
Humidity is the preferred environment of bacteria, fungi, and microorganisms, even more so inside the house with a pleasant temperature.
For this reason, you must let the brush dry in a ventilated place before storing it. Never keep it wet, and if it should happen, disintegrate it before using it.
Never lend it
Facial brushes are a personal tool and should never be shared, as this contributes to bacterial exchange, which could cause acne breakouts, inflammation, and allergies.
What not to do
Avoid using water that is too hot. Do not boil your facial brush, as high temperatures can deform the cleansing bristles or affect the structure of the brush, damaging it.
Also, don’t leave it submerged too long in some cleaning or disinfectant solution.
If possible, immerse or clean only the brush head, leaving the brush body apart; because this way, you will avoid wetting the internal components.
Store it in a clean place
There is no point in disinfecting your facial brush if you will put it inside a drawer or bag with other tools or exposed to the elements.
Once you have dried the brush, you can store it in a bag with hermetic closure intended for this purpose, and that will keep it isolated from possible contaminants.