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Nov 8, 2017

How to Clean Your Makeup Brushes

As an MK Director or Consultant, it is important to protect your investments! One way to do this is by protecting and properly caring for your brushes. According to dermatologists makeup brushes should be thoroughly cleaned on a weekly basis at the very least to prevent bacteria building up. Teach your clients and unit members how to properly to clean makeup brushes.

How to Clean Your Makeup Brushes

How Often Should I Clean My Brushes?

At the very least you should clean your makeup tools once a week to prevent buildup. Because these brushes are used on the face, the cleaner, the better. Brushes used near eyes should be cleaned daily, and this is non-negotiable.

Cleaning your MK makeup brushes really can extend the lives of the bristles and make for a better application. The hairs on your brush and sponge applicants are porous so they hold on to oils and debris so if the tool is dirty the application will be spotty and difficult to blend.

What Should I Use to Clean My Brushes?

The best method for cleaning your makeup brushes requires only a little water and soap. I highly suggest using the Mary Kay® Brush Cleaner. It helps to condition the bristles and protect your investment. After cleaning, the brushes feel new and perform like new.

How Do I Clean My Brushes?

Follow these simple steps to ensure your brushes are clean and feel good as new.
  1. Wet brushes with warm water (NOT hot)
  2. Use 1 to 3 sprays of MK’s brush cleaner or a drop of soap in the palm of your hand
  3. Gently massage the bristles in your palm using a clockwise motion
  4. Rinse the bristles
  5. Using a clean towel squeeze out any excess water
  6. Let your brushes dry with the bristles hanging off the edge of the counter so they can dry in the correct shape.
Never EVER let your MK brushes dry on a towel! This will cause your bristles to be mildewed causes breakouts and other reactions.

When Do I Need to Toss My Brushes?

It is time to toss your MK brushes when the bristles start to shed or delay. This cannot be emphasized enough that having the right tools are just as critical as having the right MK product.

More Beauty and Makeup Advice:

Your Heroes at UnitWise hope you found this blog informative and helpful for guiding your clients and unit through the #MKlife. We suggest sharing this blog post with your clients and unit members to help with makeup advice.

Our goal is to arm you with expert makeup, beauty, and business advice to help your business succeed. For more beauty advice click here, we are always ready to help you grow.

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