CLEAN UP YOUR ACT!
Post by Hannah Tyrrell
Makeup looking a bit stale? Breakouts a regular occurrence? Forget your cleanser and exfoliator for a minute and turn your attention to your tools! Now, let’s be honest, when was the last time you cleansed your makeup brushes? Thought so – and we get it! It can be a long and messy job, and who wants to spend their Saturday hunched over the bathroom sink, scrubbing away? But, what if we told you cleaning makeup brushes doesn’t have to be that hard? Check this out…
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The key to cleaning makeup brushes in a flash is to not let them get overloaded with makeup in the first place. Sounds simple, but the reason it’s taking so long is because you’ve left it too long. Getting a new set and starting how you mean to go on is sure to speed up the process!
When it is time to clean your brushes, we suggest speeding up the process by splitting them into categories. Depending on usage, wash your basics every two-four weeks and your less regular brushes every four-six weeks to save on time. How?
Run the tap until warm and completely saturate the brush in the stream (always use a running tap over a bath of water for a super clean end result)
Squeeze a small amount of mild shampoo, liquid hand soap or brush cleanser onto your hand and rub into the hairs, looking for a lathery foam
Rinse and repeat until water runs clear
To keep on top of your brushes between washes, cleansing cloths are a great addition to your dressing table
Top tip: Keep brushes facing down at all times to prevent water and detergent from running down the handle and dissolving the glue holding your brush together.
Use a makeup sponge:
The makeup tool of the moment, beauty sponges are a lazy girl’s saviour! Unlike brushes, where taking care of them is super important, makeup sponges are designed to be discarded after a few months. So if you’re not the best at keeping your tools in check, they could be the solution you’ve been looking for! Designed to be used damp, a morning squidge of hand soap and a couple of squeezes under running water should be enough to cleanse before use.
The benefit of going with EcoTools over other brands? Well, in line with their eco-friendly philosophy, they’ve created the first-of-its-kind sponge made from 100% natural and completely renewable materials. That means there’s no need to feel guilty when you throw it away. Simple!