How to Clean Makeup Brushes

The art of makeup is very entertaining but it also demands some skills. Furthermore in order to be able to execute a professional makeup, you need to have professional utensils. The makeup brushes are the most important tools of your makeup kit after the lipstick and the mascara. Without the makeup brushes, you can’t correctly apply your foundation or the eyeshadow makeup. A good makeup kit should contain at about a dozen of makeup brushes. Most women don’t even know how to use the majority of these brushes. Furthermore, even the women who know how to use the brushes, don’t know how to maintain them. Today we are going to teach you how to clean makeup brushes and why this beauty ritual is so important.

  • Why should you clean your brushes and how often should you do it?

Before we start teaching you how to clean makeup brushes, you need to learn why this is such an important beauty ritual. The most important reason for cleaning your brushes is the health of your skin. When you use your brushes, they start gathering old makeup, dirt, dust, dead skin cells, oil and bacteria. All of these elements will infiltrate your skin causing your pores to clog and break out. No matter how thorough you are with your daily skin care routine, if at the beginning of the day you use dirty brushes in order to apply your makeups, your skin will suffer the consequences. Furthermore, a regular cleaning routine will prolong the life of your brushes. You should clean your makeup brushes at least once a week, depending on how much you use them.

  • How to clean makeup brushes

There are many ways in which you can clean the makeup brushes. The simplest way is to use baby shampoo and gently clean them in a bowl until all the dirt gets out. Once the brushes are clean you need to rinse them thoroughly, reshape them (in case the cleaning process modified their shape) and let them dry either on a lint free cloth or on the edge of a table. If your brushes are embedded with a lot of makeup, they will be harder to clean. In this situation you should put a few drops of olive oil on a lint free cloth and gently rub the brush with the cloth in order to break the makeup.

  • Useful tips

Learning how to clean makeup brushes is rather simple but a few tips can help you do this job like a professional. If the handles of your brushes have a metal part, try to avoid getting that part wet because it will eventually rust. Furthermore, you must also be careful if your brushes have bamboo handles because the water will deteriorate the bamboo. When you wash the brushes, the water must be warm but not hot. If the brushes are rather stiff after being washed, you can use some conditioning in order to soften them. You should also use medicinal alcohol in order to clean the handles of the brushes since they too can gather bacteria. We hope that these information helped you realize that the beauty of your skin must be protected through a lot more than just the daily skin care routine. Everything that your skin comes in contact with can cause skin problems which is why you need to be particularly careful with your makeup brushes.