How to Clean Your Makeup Brushes

Your makeup brushes are one of the most essential pieces in your beauty routine. Let's be honest, you probably don’t clean them as much as you are supposed to. That is okay though! Cleaning your makeup brushes is a really important thing to do! This article is going to show you the best, easiest, and affordable ways to clean your makeup brushes. If you are interested in finding out how to clean your makeup brushes just keep reading!  

Why do You Need to Clean Your Makeup Brushes?

  When you use a makeup brush it collects things like oil, dead skin cells, dust, dirt, etc. If you don’t clean your brushes your not getting rid of those things. Not washing your brushes will clog your pores and can cause acne. When you use a dirty brush you are applying not only your foundation but oil, dead skin, dust, and dirt on your face. Another reason to wash your makeup brushes is, dirty makeup brushes will not apply foundation precisely. The old and dried up foundation stuck on your brushes cause this. The third reason to wash your makeup brushes is because dirty brushes become harsher and drier when they have caked on makeup stuck in them. This can irritate your skin. Cleaning your brushes will keep them soft so they won’t cause damage to your face. The fourth reason you should wash your makeup brushes is dirty makeup brushes are a breeding ground for bacteria. This is bad for your skin and it also is bad for your makeup products. When you use the brush you transfer the bacteria to your products and this can ruin them. The last reason you should wash your makeup brushes is that when you clean your brushes regularly you are preserving them. The more you clean the brushes the longer they will last. Here is a summary list of why you need to clean your makeup brushes:
  • Prevents acne
  • Better foundation application
  • Keeps your brushes soft
  • Gets rid of germs
  • Makes your brushes last longer

 

You Should be Cleaning Your Brushes Weekly

  Remember all the things we just talked about? They will go away if you clean your brushes thoroughly! If you wear an average amount of makeup then washing your brushes weekly is your best and safest option!  

First Step-By-Step Brush Cleaning Method

 
  1. The first step is to mix two parts of dish soap to one part olive oil in a small container.
  2. The second step is to wet your brushes and dip them into the mixture and spin them around.
  3. The third step is to then take the brushes out of the mixture and rub them in your fingers to remove the dirt, old makeup, bacteria, etc.
  4. Once you are done cleaning the brushes, rinse them again and hang them up to dry.
You can hang them up by using a cutting board. To hang them up, get a cutting board, lay the brushes down flat and wrap a rubber band around the cutting board and brushes to hold them in place. Lastly, place the cutting board upright so excess moisture will run out of the brushes. Doing this will keep your brushes from retaining excess moisture and allow them to dry naturally and keep their shape. If you don’t want to wait for your brushes to dry you can always dry them with a hairdryer, just make sure to brush with the bristles to keep the brushes natural shape. This is a good method for you if you don’t want to spend money on brush shampoo. Your brushes will get a proper cleaning with this method, but this process can be a little time-consuming if you have a lot of brushes or a lot of build up.  

Second Step-By-Step Cleaning Method

 
  1. Apply a few drops of your preferred brush shampoo into a small container and fill with warm water
  2. Spin your brushes in the water, remove from the water and massage the bristles in your hand to remove the dirt, bacteria, and old makeup.
  3. Rinse the brush with water and squeeze the water out
  4. Lay the brushes down flat to dry
This method is similar to the one above. You can lay the brushes out to dry, but if you don't want to wait for your brushes to dry you can always dry them with a hairdryer. Again, just make sure to brush with the bristles to keep the brushes natural shape. This is a good method for you if you don’t mind spending a little money on brush cleaner. Your brushes will get a proper cleaning with this method, but just like the previous method, this process can be a little time-consuming if you have a lot of brushes or a lot of build up.  

Third Step-By-Step Cleaning Method

 
  1. Combine water, dish soap, and vinegar in a small container
  2. Place your brushes in the mixture and spin them a few times.
  3. Soak the brushes for at least five minutes. (If you have extremely dirty brushes soak them for eight-ten minutes.)
  4. Take the brushes out, rinse with water, and then remove the excess water.
  5. Lay the brushes down on a towel.
This method is similar to the others listed. You can lay the brushes out to dry on a towel, but just like the others if you don't want to wait for your brushes to dry you can always dry them with a hairdryer. This is a good method for you if you don’t want to spend money and have really dirty brushes. The vinegar will break down any really old stuck on makeup. Just like the others, this method can be a little time-consuming if you have a lot of brushes or a lot of makeup build up.  

How to Know When It’s Time to Replace Your Brushes

  If your brushes are not coming out as clean as when you bought them it is time to replace them. Also, if you notice your brushes are shedding it is time to replace them. If you don’t notice any of these signs that's a good thing, although most brushes should be replaced every three months.  

Wrapping up

  There is How to Clean Your Makeup Brushes! How do you clean your makeup brushes? Are you going to try any of these methods to clean your makeup brushes? If you need new nail polish head on over to the 786 cosmetics store! Our products are halal, vegan, and cruelty-free. Our products also contain less toxic ingredients, are healthier for you, and made with beauty lovers in mind. Just click here to head on over to our store!

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