How to Clean Your Makeup Brushes and How Often
Beauty products are expensive and need a lot of maintenance, same goes for your makeup brushes. Makeup brushes are the core of your makeup bag. So, in this article, we will guide you through how to keep your makeup brushes clean. Cleaning brushes are essential to our beauty routine, but we often tend to ignore them. Brushes build up dirt and oil, leading to acne breakouts and rashes, sometimes known as dermatitis.
Here are the best tips and tricks for removing dirt from your makeup brushes.
- Wet the bristles
Getting the bristles of your makeup brushes into the lukewarm water.
- Add a cleanser
Add a tablespoon of makeup brush cleanser to the brush. If you use a solid bar cleanser, hold it in your hand and ‘wash’ the brush.
- Soak the bristles in the cleanser
Rotate your makeup brushes around the cleanser until it's thoroughly soaked and coated. If you are using a reliable cleaner, ensure to massage the brushes across the top until a lather is created.
- Remove overloaded water
Gently squeeze the brushes with your fingers or towel to remove the excess water when the bristles are facing downward. Be cautious in leaving your brushes wet will damage them.
- Let the brushes air dry
In the last part of the process, let your beauty products, such as makeup brushes, dry by laying them on a towel and leaving them for 6 to 12 hours overnight to dry.
How often is it advisable to clean your makeup brushes?
Beauty products are hard to maintain, but the plain and straightforward verdict often plays an important part. Ideally, you should wash your beauty products, especially makeup tools, every day, but practically it is impossible. So instead, cleaning makeup brushes once a week would be preferable.
Whether you use your makeup brushes once a month or even once a day, brushes adopt the liquid makeup base, which creates an environment that allows bacteria to grow in. Theoretically, even if you use a brush once a month, it has that much time to let the bacteria flourish, but that doesn't mean using it less frequently contains fewer bacteria.