Cleaning your makeup brushes is as easy as ABC but no one really enjoys doing it. Its a job, one that takes time and if like me you have tons of makeup brushes you could be there for quite some time! But nevertheless cleaning your makeup brushes is important. Heres what you need to know…
Why is cleaning your makeup brushes important?
Well cleaning your makeup brushes rids them of excess makeup, facial oils, dead skin & bacteria that can be easily spread back onto your skin. This can creating problems for your skin including imperfections.
How often should I clean my makeup brushes?
You should wash your brushes at least once a month, but if you forget don’t panic, life is busy no one is judging you! As soon as you remember its overdue make some time for it.
Should I clean my eyeshadow/brow brushes too?
Yes you should. Any brush that touches your face needs to be cleaned regularly. Brows & eyelids can both contribute in spreading bacteria.
How do I clean and dry my makeup brushes?
I’ll now take you through a few very easy steps showing you how I clean & maintain my makeup brushes. It doesn’t have to be fancy!
What you’ll need
Shampoo or Soap
Step 1 – Taking one brush at a time run under warm water, You’ll want to get right into the bristles!
Step 2 – Take your shampoo or soap and lather it into the bristles.
Step 3 – Swirl the brush over the palm of your hand to ensure you are deep cleaning the bristles (you’ll start to notice any excess makeup is being stripped off the brush at this stage).
Step 4 – Rinse under the warm water being cautious to remove all traces of soap until water runs clear. (If the water isn’t running clear yet repeat steps 2-4 again!)
Step 5 – Squeeze the bristles from root to tip in one long firm downwards motion to clear the brush of any excess water & place on a flat surface on top of your drying towel.