How to Clean and Care for Your Makeup Brushes

Set of make-up brushes

Some people tend to ignore the importance of caring for your makeup brushes. Some of you may wonder why you are breaking out, out of nowhere! The reason could be your not properly cleaning your make up brushes! Taking care of your makeup brushes is key to caring for your skin. There could be bacteria lingering in those brushes of yours, so take action and start cleaning them! Here are a few tips and tricks on how to properly clean and care for your makeup brushes!

Synthetic vs. Natural Hairs- There is a huge difference when it comes to using synthetic and natural hairbrushes. With synthetic brushes they best for using liquid foundation or cream based products. If you are using brushes that have natural hairs, you defiantly have to be more careful! They are best for dry powders, bronzers, and blushes. Take care of your brushes! They will last forever and it will save you money from having to buy new ones!

Bubble Bath- Shampooing your brushes at least 2-3 times a week is important! If you want a clean face, only use clean brushes!

How To:

Use the shampoo you use on your hair for cleaning. Run your brushes under cold water (one at a time) until all the makeup is removed from your brushes. Just make sure that you aren’t running the water too close to the base (metal part) of the brush, you don’t want the hair to fall out. Water getting into the brush can ruin the glue causing hair loss to your brush! So be careful! Once the makeup is washed off, apply 1-2 drops directly on the hairs of the brush (depending on the size) and gently massage the hairs. Don’t pull on them, be gentle! Rinse the shampoo out of the brushes with cold water until the shampoo is completely gone.

To dry, gently squeeze your brush from base to tip (metal part) to squeeze out water. Lightly tap the brush on a towel to make sure it dries properly Place the brush on a towel to let them air dry! (Never use your blow dryer to dry them) Before using your brushes, make sure they are completely dry! Repeat these steps with each brush!

Give Your Brushes A Clean Home- If you want to ignore bacteria, do not store your makeup brushes in your makeup bag! Your makeup bags are full of access powder/makeup; your brushes will have all sorts of makeup on them, yuck! Keep them in a brush organizer, you can either make them yourself, or you can buy a brush holder from a cosmetic store! Keep em clean!

Don’t Let Your Brushes Drowned In Liquid-There are some of us that think that leaving your brushes in a liquid can clean them. However letting them sit in liquid for long periods of time can cause damage! Keep your brushes in a clean and dry space!