The importance of cleaning your makeup brushes 

The importance of cleaning your makeup brushes 

The importance of cleaning your makeup brushes 

We use our makeup brushes daily at home and we can definitely say that we don’t cleanse them as often as we use them. I like to tell my clients to clean them on the 1st day of every month but that’s seriously not good enough. Brush hairs and sponges are porous which easily hold onto oils, debris and bacteria resulting in breakouts. Dirty brushes can cause your application to be spotty and hard to blend. They need to be cleaned more frequently!

Foundation and concealer brushes should be washed weekly when using them daily to prevent product build-up. All other brushes which are used with powders should be cleansed once a fortnight. The cleaner your brushes are, the better the application will be. Not only will this be better and cleaner for your skin but it can help prolong the life of the bristles. You spend good money on makeup brushes so why not look after them too?

What should you use to cleanse them you ask? Just some warm water and gentle soap or if you prefer, there are also cleansers specifically made for cleaning brushes. How about your facial cleanser? I love this one. I see it like this, if it does such an amazing and thorough job for my face, it’s going to do the same for my brushes right?!

Now, how do I correctly do this? Well, I’ll explain this in a step by step guide.

Step 1 – Wet the brush with warm water.

Step 2 – Place a drop of your desired cleanser into the palm of your clean hand.

Step 3 – Gently massage the brush into your palm then rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water.

Step 4 – Get some paper towel or a clean towel and squeeze out the excess moisture. 

Step 5 – Re-shape and fluff out the brush to its original shape. 

Step 6 – Leave your brush/brushes to dry off the edge of a bench or counter which will allow it to dry to its original shape. 

TIP: Try and keep the base of the brush where it connects to the base of the handle away from soap and water as this can cause the glue to disintegrate and bristles may come loose and shed.