Washing your makeup brushes should be an essential part of your beauty routine. That is because dirty makeup brushes can transfer old makeup, germs, and bacteria to your skin each time you use them. So using such dirty makeup brushes can lead to clogged pores and pesky breakouts. Another point is that quality makeup brushes are expensive, so by cleaning them you will protect them and make them last longer. Here are few different ways to clean your brushes once a week.
1. Run your brushes under lukewarm water to rinse out all of the residual makeup. Try to focus on the actual bristles and avoid the part of the brush where the handle meets the head, because this can loosen the glue that holds the bristles together.
2. Put a small amount of baby shampoo into the palm of your hand and swirl the brush in the palm of your until it creates a rich lather.
3. When you feel that the bristles became clear from dirt and oils, rinse your brush head under lukewarm water.
4. Squeeze the excess water out of the brush by pulling it in between your thumb and the side of your index finger.
5. Use a cloth to wipe your brush clean, reshaping the bristles as you go.
6. Lay your brushes flat on a cloth to dry.
1. Get a bar of soap wet with warm water. Choose a bar of plain soap without added lotions and other substances that could linger on the brush bristles.
2. Put the soap inside a bowl and swirl the tips of your brushes over the soap. Use a gentle circular motion to work up a lather so that the soap is distributed throughout the brush bristles.
3. Rinse the brushes with warm water.
4. Place them on a clean towel and let them air dry completely.
1. Pour a tablespoon of olive oil onto a clean sponge. Olive oil acts as a gentle cleanser, and it also conditions brushes to help keep the bristles from drying out. It’s a great way to clean brushes that are made with natural hairs or fibers.
2. Swirl the brushes over the surface of the sponge. Try to saturate the bristles with olive oil. Swirl the brushes until the residue on the brushes has been transferred to the sponges.
3. Rinse the brushes under warm running water.
4. Place them on a clean towel and let them dry for a few hours.