Brush cleaning

Good brushes need loving care!

Although you use the cosmetic brush on clean skin, you should always clean the brush collection thoroughly. Through contact with the skin, skin fat and powder residues stick to it over time, but these can be cleaned without any problems. The detergent can be a shampoo. However, it is important to ensure that it contains no silicone. Attention: almost all shampoos (including baby shampoos) that are not bought in natural goods stores contain silicones. These clog the fine synthetic hair of the brush after a while.

For in between or after each use by a customer, the brush can be sprayed with an alcohol-based liquid and wiped off in the Kleenex (see brush spray in our shop ). How often you do the brush cleaning depends on the frequency of use. Please also note that light brush hairs can be discolored by the cosmetic products, so that they can no longer have their original color after cleaning. However, this does not detract from the quality of the brush in any way.

How do you wash the “good piece” properly?
There are a few aspects to ensure that the make-up brush does not suffer from cleaning , which should be noted. A brush neither belongs in the dishwasher nor in the washing machine. The brushes should also not be washed with water that is too hot or even boiling. It should be lukewarm water from the tap. Brush cleaning should be quick, so don't "soak" it in the sink with lots of water.

While washing, gently move the brush hairs through a liquid cleaning product (I find Bronner's Baby Soap the best) in your hand and then gently begin to clean the hair by stirring it in your hand. Meanwhile, the tips of the hair should point downwards so that no soapy water runs into the brush shaft (i.e. where the hair and the handle are connected). Cosmetic brushes are stuck there and the soap could affect the glue. After washing, the cleaning agent is washed out thoroughly and carefully.

Dry the brushes properly!!!!!
The drying phase is particularly important. Immediately after washing and rinsing, brushes can be “squeezed” (squeeze out the water) one at a time, upside down. Now it's time to let the freshly washed powder and eyeshadow brushes dry quickly but gently. This works very well in winter near the heater or directly on a radiator (caution: not too hot!), in summer at the open window, but not in the blazing sun. It is ideal to wrap a rubber band around the stems of the good pieces and hang them on a hook or towel rail so that the hair tips point downwards. Then they can be used again soon. However, give your brushes approx. 36 hours before they can be used again.

Treated in this way, you will enjoy your valuable work tools for a long time!