What brushes are best for Latisse and how should they be cleaned?

I'm just starting to use Latisse so I read your article on it. I agree that a small eyeliner brush would do a much finer job than the thick brushes included. You said to wash the brush and let it air dry. Specifically, how should the brush be washed so that it's sanitary for the next application? (The Latisse instructions discourage this practice.) Thank you! Cheryl Spokane, WA

Thank you for reading Cheryl!   Your question puzzled me a little for minute because I was thinking you meant sterilize which wouldn’t be practical.    I don’t know about you but I don’t wash my make-up brushes every day.    I usually run them under warm to hot water with a little mild dish detergent or baby shampoo about every 2 weeks unless I drop one on the floor or get it really grungy.  More on Latisse – scroll down to mid page.

So……. that small eyeliner brush can just be cleaned the same way, in my opinion.   The exception would be if you know or suspect you have an eye or skin infection (see your doctor) and then it’s best to get the infection cleared up and replace all the brushes totally.  I really don’t think it’s possible to truly sterilize them without ruining the brush.

Hope this helps,  Dr. I

Dr. Brandith Irwin, MD

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