are used daily by ladies who like to pay attention to their appearance. However, their daily use poses risks for the skin and he alth in general, because the surface of these objects retains makeup residues, sebum, dead skin cells, viruses, bacteria, various microorganisms. Greasy make-up residue is an ideal environment for the development and reproduction of these pathogens, which can subsequently make us sick.
How to disinfect makeup brushes and applicators?
Natural bristle brushes
Makeup brushes are conditionally divided into two types: those with natural and artificial hair.Natural fibers are more difficult to maintain. They are made from animal hair, which is a better environment for the development of microorganisms due to its natural origin. To thoroughly clean your natural bristle brushes, you should treat them like your own hair.
They are easier to maintain because of the synthetic nature of their fibers. There are no hair follicles in these fibers, which means they are less attractive to bacteria and viruses. They are easier to disinfect and dry more easily.
Shampoo Brush Disinfectant
1. Dip the brushes in a basin of warm water.
2. Drop a few drops of shampoo into the water.
3. Start rubbing the dissolved shampoo into the brushes with your hands. Massage gently so that you cover all the fibers, even the ones in the middle.
4. Rinse thoroughly with water until you are sure the fibers are soap free.
Disinfection with vinegar
1. Mix 1 tablespoon of white wine vinegar with ½ tablespoon of liquid dishwashing detergent. Add 1 small cup of warm water.
2. Dip the brushes into the solution. Let them soak for 30 minutes.
3. Gently massage each brush with your hands to ensure that the solution has reached the middle of the fibers in their innermost part.
4. Rinse thoroughly with warm water. Allow the brushes to dry completely before using again.
Hydrogen peroxide (perhydrol)
Another powerful antibacterial combination against bacteria and viruses on makeup brushes is the perhydrol solution. Add a few drops of perhydrol and a few drops of shampoo to a bowl of hot water. Soak brushes and applicators in the solution. Wait 10 minutes for them to soak. Rub gently with hands using gloves. Rinse with warm water.