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How to Wash Your Makeup Tools

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This is Supergreat Academy: the place where our beloved community gathers to share their beauty routines and tricks and no one has to take any exams! Today we want to discuss a crucially important yet overlooked step of the makeup process: how to wash your makeup tools. We'll select our 5 favorite How To's and give each of them 20 coins, so make the best review or tutorial you can!

With the recent COVID-19 outbreak, we know our Supergreat Community is doing their part to protect others by washing their hands more than ever. Yesterday, we asked you for your hand washing best practices as part of our SG Academy series and now we have a ton of 20 second songs to scrub away to and a DIY hand santizer review to follow in case we run out of our stock pile. Today, we want to ask you how you wash your makeup brushes. Since most people are working from home or suddenly taking online classes, you may be applying makeup less frequently. If that's the case, this is the perfect time to clean those makeup applicators. Plus social distancing probably leaves you with a lot of free-time, so there's no excuse for dirty brushes!

This isn't just a COVOID-19 thing. Makeup brushes hold onto a lot of bacteria. A recent study published in the Journal of Applied Microbiology discovered that "Superbugs" are in 9 out of every 10 makeup products. Ew. They also found that the dirtiest products were makeup sponges; up to 93% of people in the study admitted to having never washed theirs, making them the ideal breeding ground for potentially dangerous bacteria like E. coli. Not only should you wash and dry your beauty blenders thoroughly no less than once a week, but also your lipsticks and liners. I know, that sounds annoying—but watching these satisfying reviews of people cleaning their brushes makes it look a lot more appealing. Especially when they've made their own DIY cleansing board, seen below.

Makeup Brush Cleaner
Jocestyle Silicone Makeup Brush Cleaner Mat Pineapple Shape Makeup Brush Cleaning Pad Sucker Wash Pad Mat
MAC Brush Cleanser 235ml/7.9oz


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