Cleaning Your Make Up Brushes



It’s something that often escapes our notice, but many people never think clean their makeup brushes.

It is important to clean the makeup brushes to get rid of all the dirt, dead skin cells and bacteria that can accumulate after regular use. This is especially important of you have oily skin and acne. With proper maintenance, you can minimize shedding and keep your brushes soft and clean for years.

Between Makeup Applications

1. Take your brush and wipe off any excess product onto a microfiber towel.

2. Spot clean with a non-rinse spray cleanser. This step is crucial if you have oily, acne-prone skin. Find a cleanser that uses food-grade alcohol to gently sanitize your brush and to keep the hair soft between washings.

3. Let dry.

Bi-monthly Cleanings

1. Deep clean your brushes every one to two months with a gentle brush shampoo. Wet the bristles under warm water, angling downward to ensure the metal part of the brush does not get wet. This can destroy the grip if the wood gets wet and swells underneath the metal portion.

2. Place a few drops in the palm of your hand. Now swish the bristles into your palm of your hand. You should see makeup pigment being released onto your hand. Repeat until there is no pigment left.

4. Rinse the brush the same way you washed it, with the brush being angled downward. Use your fingers to get all the makeup and soap out of the brush.

5. Squeeze out any excessive water and place your brush in a brush guard. The brush guard will maintain your brush’s shape.

6. Place the brush upside down to dry overnight. Again, try to not get the metal handle wet during this process.