Spring is the season, perfect for cleaning your wardrobe, getting rid of old clothes and buying new ones to match this season’s trends. It is also good for upgrading your makeup products suitable for spring time. When it comes to makeup brushes it is not a good idea to clean them only in the spring but it is better to clean them every week. We use our brushes every daily for our make up routine but we tend to neglect their cleaning. When we use them, bits of makeup, dirt, and bacteria get into the bristles. This might cause clogged pores and breakouts. It is very important to clean them regularly, so that we preserve their quality for as long as possible.
For that reason, in today’s blog post I will tell you the way I clean my brushes with household materials, and also recommend some products which you might use to clean them.
Dish Soap/Hand Soap
Hand Sanitizer (optional)
- Begin washing your brushes with lukewarm water, rinsing the make up. Try washing only the actual bristles, avoiding the part where the handle meets he head so that the glue doesn’t loosen over time.
- Put on a flat plate, one spoon of olive oil and two spoons of dish soap. I also put 2 drops of hand sanitiser to make sure the brush is cleaned properly. After putting all the ingredients, stir it untill it is evenly mixed.
- Dip the damp brush into the soap mixture and gently swirl it in a circular motion. Next, work the mixture into the bristles using our hand. Do this until the brush becomes makeup free.
- Rinse the brush once again, like step 1.
- Use a napkin or cloth to wipe your brush from the excess water.
- Hang your brushes upside down, or lay them flat on a cloth for several hours so they dry out.
Once in a month, I use a brush cleaner spray for deep cleaning. I like the multitasking brush cleaner spray from Make up Forever, and also recommend the Mac Brush Cleanser.
How often do you clean your brushes? Comment below. 🙂