Did you know, your makeup brushes can harbour bacteria at any given time? As we are all aware, the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting people across the entire globe, and to help the prevention of the virus, we are being asked to stay home, socially distance, take better care of our hygiene and clean our personal belongings on a regular basis. But whilst this is becoming a daily routine for most, have you stopped to consider the impact this could be having on your makeup brushes?

Take the relevant precautions

Coronavirus can live on a multitude of surfaces, including beauty products and tools for several days. Studies suggest that the virus can live up to 4 hours on copper, up to three days on plastic and up to a day on cardboard. Most of our makeup brushes, cosmetic packaging and products are made up of those exact materials, and it’s safe to say that they are no exception to the risk of contamination at this current time. Makeup brushes are a breeding ground for germs, they can cause skin conditions and infection if they’re not taken care of correctly, which is why it is so important to ensure that you are taking the right steps to keep yourself hygienically safe during this crucial time.

There’s no time like the present

Makeup brushes should be cleaned and disinfected on a regular basis regardless of the current global climate, but right now, it is more important than ever to ensure that you are always staying hygienically aware. Try and use this time at home to take higher considerations and seize this opportunity to deep-clean your makeup brushes, after all, we take care of our skin with a daily regime, so why should we overlook the fact we could be re-introducing sinister germs to the skin every time we apply makeup.

Use this time to prosper and gain new cosmetic hygiene skills

Are you a makeup artist? Or just love to express yourself through the power of makeup? If so, why not use this time to pick up some new skills and learn the best possible practices for staying hygienic, both on yourself and with a client. Consider adapting your current habits and once the world is back to normality, you will be in a stronger position to provide your clients with the best service, accompanied by a broader knowledge of cosmetic hygiene. After all, practice makes perfect

The benefits of using ISOCLEAN

ISOCLEAN’s fast-drying formula gently and effectively cleanses make-up brushes within seconds, killing 99.9% of bacteria and viruses on contact. It strips brushes of product – dislodging even stubborn formulations such as lipstick and concealer, without causing damage. Anti-bacterial properties dissolve make-up and grime whilst the aloe vera ingredient conditions and softens bristles, leaving them soft to the touch.

ISOCLEAN is an alcohol-based solution, Propan-2-Ol, it’s cosmetic grade, so it is kinder and safer on the skin compared to industrial, non-cosmetic alcohols. You can use ISOCLEAN Makeup Brush Cleaner to sanitise your work surfaces, palettes, brush handles, and containers. Take a look at our full product list here