Beauty tool cleansing is like applying sunscreen — a lot of people advocate its importance, but only a few listen. That is why, at the risk of sounding like a broken record, we’re here to tell you that cleaning your makeup, skincare and hair tools is essential in making sure they maintain their quality year after year and continuously deliver flawless results.
Whether you’re a makeup artist, skincare expert, hair stylist or someone who loves to dabble in various aspects of beauty, properly cleaning your tools at least once a week is a rule. Want to know if you’re correctly deep cleaning your tools? Just keep reading for our guide.
There are a lot — and we mean a LOT — of brush cleansers out there — from solid soaps to liquids to the ones you spritz. While they are all amazing, you want to go for something gentle like baby shampoo for a good deep clean.
First, rinse your brush in lukewarm water, then put a few drops of baby shampoo on it and massage it until it lathers and you see excess makeup dripping down. You can then proceed to wash your brush. To make sure every bit of dirt, oil, makeup, and bacteria is removed from the brush, repeat the process — double cleansing, yes? To ensure that your brushes maintain their shape, start reshaping them while they’re still wet, and let them air dry.
You may be thinking that you can use the same baby shampoo method with your sponges, but sadly, you can’t. Sponges, like everyone’s favourite beautyblender, harbours bacteria deep within that no amount of baby shampoo will ever be able to remove.
Cleansers and soaps that are specifically made for these types of beauty tools are your best bet to remove every ounce of foundation, concealer, and blush. So just wet your sponge, apply a sponge cleaning soap or cleanser, squeeze and clean until you see all the makeup dissolving, and rinse it with water.