HOW TO CLEAN MAKEUP BRUSHES

Many of us overlook the importance of cleaning makeup brushes, later to realize that this could be one of the reasons pores can get clogged ultimately leading to acne breakouts.
While reiterating the importance of cleaning your makeup tools, I’m going to share 4 simple steps to clean the brushes that could drive your skincare issues away for good.

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Firstly, why should cleaning makeup brushes be so important? The answer is simple and straightforward. You use makeup brushes and blenders to apply foundation, eyeshadows, contour sticks, lipsticks, and other beauty products. After each use, the brushes gather the excess product, bacteria, and dirt that could be detrimental to your skin. Moreover, if your brushes are filled with old makeup product, it could be challenging to apply a new application of the product to your skin.


How often should you clean makeup brushes?


If you’re using cream-based products that could accumulate into your brushes, it’s best to clean them straight away after every use. However, if you’re using powder based products such as blush or face powder, it’s enough to clean the brushes once a week.
Make sure you clean your brushes regularly or more often if you share them with someone else.


Here are 4 steps how to clean makeup brushes.


You will need:

  • A bowl
  • Shampoo/liquid soap
  • Lukewarm water
  • Cloth/Tissue paper
 
Directions
  1. Clean your brush tips under running lukewarm water to rinse out the excess product
  2. Pour lukewarm water into the bowl to soak your makeup brushes, then add 3-4 tablespoons of natural shampoo/liquid soap or any cleaning product to disinfect the brushes. Swirl your brush tips in the water. You can also swirl the bristles in the palm of your hand to form a lather.
  3. Rinse the brushes under running water. Repeat steps 2 and 3 to rinse the residue until the water runs clear from the brush
  4. Squeeze off excess water present in the bristles and lay it flat on a cloth to dry.

 
And Voila! Your makeup brushes are good as new! You can also use brush cleaning mats to swirl your brushes easily. Once you’ve cleaned your makeup brushes, you can protect them by using brush cases so they can remain organized and dust-free. Also remember, don’t be harsh to your makeup brushes. By putting pressure on them they could wear out sooner and bristles can start to shed. Take good care of your tools and skin for healthy, natural and glowing skin!

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How often do you clean your brushes? Is it something you enjoy or dread on doing? Let me know in the comments below!
 
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With beauty,
Ieva 

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