Why Is It Important To Clean My Makeup Brushes?
Makeup brushes can trap dead skin cells, dirt and oil from your face and
residual makeup within the bristles creating a breeding ground for bacteria
if they are not cleaned regularly.
How Often Should I Clean My Brushes?
Once a Week? Every 2 Weeks? Once a Month? After Every Use? The answer
is, it depends. It depends on how often you use your brushes and their
quality. If the brush is no longer soft and there is visible make up residue,
then that's a good indication it's time for a clean. At minimum,
clean your brushes once a month.
How To Clean Your Makeup Brushes ON THE GO:
- Mix baby shampoo and lukewarm water in the palm of your hand, swirling
each brush in your hand to a gentle lather.
- Gently rinse the brush in the warm water, and continue these steps until
the water from the brushes is clear of color or makeup residue.
- Lie each brush across a clean towel and do not use them until they are
AVOID: Soaking the area near the base where the bristles meet the handle, otherwise
it may affect the glue and cause bristles to fall out.
DO NOT: Pull on the hairs of the brush or you may cause the brush to lose it's shape.
How To Clean Your Makeup Brushes LIKE A PRO:
If your brushes are long overdue for a clean, and you are concerned with
maintaining the quality of your brush, then a DIY cleaner may not be the
best alternative for your brush cleaning needs.
Consider purchasing a professional cleaner, such as
Benjabelle's Cleansing Balm, BeautyBlender's
Liquid Blendercleanser®, or Clinque's
makeup brush cleanser.
TIP: Choose a cleaner that will thoroughly clean the brushes without losing
the brushes shape and softness.