The one beauty tool you’re forgetting to clean
We all know we need to clean our make-up brushes frequently (even if we don’t actually do it), but one beauty tool you may have never considered cleaning is...
And we’re not talking about just pulling out locks from the bristles - we’d like to think you’re already doing that! - but rather, giving it a thorough clean with water or spray.
According to dermatologist, Francesca Fusco, "The best way to clean it is to simply use a fine-toothed comb and rake it through the brush. It should easily catch all the hair and pull it free. Then, run it under the sink and use your hands to massage the bristles to break up product that may be stuck in it. Then, use your blow-dryer and dry it up.”
She recommends doing this process at least once a month, plus using a spray cleaner (like Artiste Brush Cleaner) once a week.
But why exactly do we need to go to all this effort?
As Francesca explains, "Residue, dead skin cells and oil colonise the brush and can be a nidus for bacteria and yeast, which in general, is not good and can smell unpleasant.” Gross!Hair product fiends need to pay most attention. Francesca says, “The less you shampoo, the more you use dry shampoo, the more you have dandruff, the more styling products you use, then the more frequently you should clean your brush."
Do you clean your hairbrush? Are there any other beauty tools you always forget to clean?