With party season in full swing, our trusty make-up bag is getting a run for its money.
Make-up applicators are a breeding ground for bacteria, which can transfer onto your skin and cause unwanted breakouts. An article by Brydie found that our make-up brushes often carry more bacteria than our mobile phones
… but all is not lost. The antifungal and conditioning properties of coconut oil offer a gentle and effective solution, helping to blitz bacteria, old make-up and dead skin cells and ensure that brushes maintain their soft texture.
Yes, your make up brushes probably should be replaced every year or so, but in the meantime, here’s a simple guide to cleaning your brushes at home, so you can ensure your tools are up to the job and optimize your make-up application with a little help from Vita Coco.
To help get your tools in check and in turn achieve squeaky clean skin, warm some coconut oil in a bowl, swirl your brushes to remove debris once melted and repeat until the water runs clear when rinsing. Finish by rinsing any excess product with a gentle cleansing shampoo and repeat every 1-2 weeks.
Vita Coco Coconut Oil is available at Amazon.co.uk, Boots, Holland and Barrett, Ocado.com, Selfridges, Tesco, Urban Outfitters and Wholefoods. It is available in three sizes: 250ml and 500ml glass jars and a 750ml PET jar. RRPs: 250ml from £5.99, 500ml from £9.99 and 750ml from £14.50
Happy party season, Nuts!