How to: Clean your Makeup Brushes
I will admit I am horribly lazy when it comes to washing my makeup brushes, it’s just one of those tasks that I know I have to do but constantly avoid doing. There is nothing fun about scrubbing foundation out of bristles which result in prune-like hands. I totally agree.
Until recently paying a visit to my dermatologist and realising that my makeup brushes may be the cause to all my skin problem mysteries. Brushes that aren’t cleaned on regular basis tend to cause a cycle of skincare problems due to the quick bacteria build up that grows & reproduces within the brushes. Dipping dirty brushes into your makeup will only contaminate the product too, resulting in a vicious cycle and a fight against a clear skin.
So I have changed up my routine and deep cleanse these little bristles at least once a week.
What you will need:
Your Facial Cleanser
Olive oil for conditioning (optional.)
- With Lukewarm water rinse your brushes and leave them on a towel or paper towel while you prep your cleanser and antibacterial gel.
- Squeeze your facial cleanser onto a flat surface. Then mix a generous amount of antibacterial gel into your facial cleanser that is already on the flat surface.
- One by One dip your damp brush into your little cleansing solution that you have made.
Using the palm of your hand swirl the brush in a circular motion until all the excess build up has been eliminated and you satisfied. (repeat for each brush)
- Now it’s time to rinse the soap solutions, rinse brush under lukewarm water until water runs clear and free of soap.
Squeeze any excess water out of the bristles from the base of the brush toward the tip of the brush.
- Once you finish rinsing the brushes place them on a towel or paper towel on a flat surface to dry.
- It takes a few hours for them to be completely dry, I like to wash my brushes in the evening and by the morning they good to go!