How to Clean Makeup Brushes

Each time you use your makeup brush on your face it picks up dead skin cells, oil and bacteria. Combine that with the buildup of makeup that remains on the brush, as well as dirt and debris it picks up from your table, makeup bag or bathroom counter, and you’ve got an instant recipe for acne and skin irritation. Using dirty brushes repeatedly over time increases your risk of clogging your pores and will eventually result in breakouts. Also, your makeup simply won’t look as good when applied with a dirty brush 
Cleaning your makeup brushes at least once a week is sufficient .As vital as it is to clean your makeup brushes regularly, do any of us really know the best way to clean our beloved beauty tools? Well, we’re bringing you a beauty lesson on how to clean your makeup brushes correctly.

Baby shampoo, a gentle facial cleanser, or specialized brush shampoo are among the best options to wash your brushes with. or create your own DIY cleanser, how?Check it out here.


Begin by running your brushes under lukewarm water to rinse out all the residual makeup. Gently rinse the bristles of the brush with water while avoiding the part where the handle meets the head, as this can loosen glue and cause rusting to the metal attachment over time.


Dispense a nickel-sized amount of soap or cleanser into the palm of your hand. Fill a bowl with lukewarm water and a tiny squeeze of gentle baby shampoo, then simply swirl the brush tip in the water. If needed, you can swirl the brush in the palm of your hand to really work up a lather.


Rinse the brush tip thoroughly under running water again. Repeat steps two and three until the water runs clear from the brush.Your brush should be free of any product throughout the bristles.



Use a dry, clean cloth to wipe down your brush, reshaping the bristles as you go. Set the brushes aside to dry. Be sure to hang the bristles over the edge of a counter to avoid mildewing and to ensure they dry back into its natural shape. Lay your brushes flat on a cloth to dry for 6-8 hours.

And that’s all there is to it! It takes less than 5 minutes to ensure your makeup brushes are clean and in optimal condition for use on your face.Remember… your brushes won’t last forever. If your makeup brush is losing shape, fraying, or shedding, it might be time to trade it out for a new one.
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Until next time,
Stay Gorgeous,
Ma'As Salama