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Founder and CEO of Anisa International, Anisa Telwar-Kaicker, Tells Us How To Clean Our Makeup Brushes The Right Way

So after reading Part One of our story on the dangers lurking in your makeup brush, you're probably staring at your own brushes and thinking it's about high time they get a good, deep cleanse. Now read up on Part Two of our chat with Anisa Telwar-Kaicker, founder and CEO of Anisa International to find out exactly how to keep your beauty tools squeaky clean. 

How often should we clean our makeup brushes?

According to our recent survey, 61% of women who use makeup brushes clean them less than once a month or not at all. I recommend a weekly or biweekly routine in addition to a deep clean once a month. Whether you're using wipes, sprays, shampoos or oils, it's essential to do a full cleaning on a regular basis.

When should makeup brushes simply be replaced?

It's easy to get attached to your favorite makeup brush, however, when you begin to see the brush fibers dry out or feel them prickle your skin, it's time for a replacement.

How do we really clean our brushes properly?

Our company recently partnered to develop and launch brush-cleaning wipes. These individually wrapped, disposable wipes are very convenient. Using a wipe helps a brush dry in minutes, which is perfect for a day-to-day cleaning routine.

How do we deep clean our makeup brushes?

For a deep cleaning, I recommend using a cleaner designed specifically for brush heads. Gently run the brush under water, massaging the cleaner through the bristles. Do not soak your brush. Soaking a makeup brush can damage the ferrule, which is the metal piece that holds the brush fibers in place. Damaging the ferrule of the brush can lead to fibers falling out.

Once the brush is rinsed clean of residue, lightly pat it dry on a towel to remove the excess water. Carefully reshape the brush head and lay it flat to dry. Keep in mind that the drying process can take many hours. It might be a good idea to leave your makeup brushes overnight.

Find out which of your makeup brushes is the dirtiest and how to clean it with three household items tomorrow! 

This article was originally published on Fashion Times

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