When is the last time you washed your makeup brushes? If you can’t remember, then its time. Without regular cleaning, product buildup can lead to an accumulation of bacteria, dust and dirt, which can cause skin irritation, acne breakouts, clogged pores, and more! See why it’s a must to clean those brushes!
Here are some easy steps to follow to keep your makeup brushes clean and looking new.
You don’t need to buy expensive products to clean your brushes. Simply use water and a gentle liquid soap (like the ones for babies.) Place a drop of soap in the palm of your hand, wet the bristles and gently massage them in your palm. Repeat this step until there is no makeup residue on the brush.
All the wetting and scrubbing can certainly alter the shape of your brushes. After rinsing, use a towel to remove some of the moisture. Squeeze it with your fingers to remove all the excess water and gently reshape it.
Once all your brushes are washed, it’s time to dry them. Make sure not to dry them vertically! The bristles are glued to the base and water or soap can cause them to come loose and shed. Avoid stacking them on top of each other or leaving them laying on a towel, as they can get moldy and smell bad.
Remember: You should repeat this process at least once a week or once a month depending on how often you use them. This will help you avoid germs and keep them clean and soft so they can last longer!