Makeup enhances the beauty of face, and makeup brushes act as helping hands to get a perfect makeup look. Still, we ignore makeup brushes once we are done with our makeup. Also, managing time to clean makeup brushes is beyond imagination.
Can you remember when you have last cleaned your makeup brushes? One week ago? One month ago? Perhaps, you have not washed it yet after purchasing! Let’s not talk about it. Let’s talk about why cleaning makeup brushes are essential and how you can clean it.
Reasons to Clean your Makeup Brushes
The way you clean your face and clothes, you should wash your makeup brushes same. Cleaning makeup brushes is a significant part of your beauty routine. Experts say you should clean it once in a month. If you use makeup daily you should clean it once in a week.
- If you do not clean makeup brushes, it will promote acne. Every time you are using dirty brushes you are harming your skin.
- You will not get better color if you use dirty brushes. With old makeup covered on your brushes, you will not achieve your desired look.
- Dirty brushes are full of bacteria and can cause many skin diseases like itching, and rashes.
- Last but not the least, clean makeup brushes will keep your skin cleaner, and your makeup brushes will last longer.
If you are a brush cleaning amateur don’t worry, cleaning your makeup brushes is quick and easy. Here’s the right way to deep clean your makeup brushes.
You will Need
- Liquid Soap or Baby Shampoo
- Olive Oil or Almond Oil
- Rubbing Alcohol
- Cotton Pad
At first, you have to clean the brush bristles. To clean that, take a bowl and mix soap with oil. The soap will help cleaning up makeup remainder, and the oil will polish the brushes so that it looks new. After that, wet your brushes with warm water. After that swirl the brushes in the mixture of soap and oil. Squeeze out the water and dry it for 6 to 8 hours.
Now it is time to clean the handles. Like the bristles, it is necessary to clean the handles also. If you think that you do not need to clean the handles, you are undoubtedly wrong. By using makeup brushes, you are transferring germs and bacteria onto the handles. To clean the handle of your brushes, you need to pour rubbing alcohol into the cotton pad. Now, rub this alcohol over the handle properly. To clean your makeup blenders and sponges, you can use electronic brush cleaners.
Also, there are lots of makeup brush shampoos available in markets. You can use those by following their instruction, but these cleansers usually contain some alcohol agent which dries up the bristles of the makeup brushes and reduces their softness. Because of that, your brush cannot last long, and you will need to replace them frequently.
As your brushes are the backbone of your beauty kit and you cannot have expected flawless look without them, give some time on cleaning them.