Are you guilty of neglecting your makeup brushes? Letting the powder and cream formulas build up on the bristles for weeks? Using more than one color without cleaning in-between? Well then you are a true make up junkie who is having the common dread of CLEANING THE BRUSHES.
Washing your makeup brushes should be a regular part of your beauty routine. When you use your brushes, bits of makeup, oil, dirt, and even bacteria can get trapped in the bristles. So while it might seem basic, skipping this step can lead to clogged pores and pesky breakouts. Not to mention the fact that quality makeup brushes can be expensive. So learning how to properly clean them is one of the best ways to protect your investment.
The first step to keeping your brushes clean is picking up a daily brush cleaner and spritzing it on your brushes after each use. Once a week, it’s time for a deep cleaning or Spa time for the brushes as I say it. Luckily, cleaning your makeup brushes is quick and easy with all the new inventions that brands are coming up with.
All You will need:
- A shallow bowl
- Gentle clarifying shampoo or baby shampoo
- Your sink
- A lint free cloth
- Sigma Cleaning Mat or Sigma cleaning glove.
Step 2: Gently massage in soap.
Swipe your brush across your palm in a gentle brush cleanser my favorite is the Real Technique deep Cleansing Gel. If you have more than one brush to wash, set each one aside after soaping it up. If using your hands doesn’t feel thorough enough for your deep-cleaning desires, then no worries You can slip on the Sigma Spa Brush Cleaning Glove or set the Practk Palmat in your sink, both of which have an insane amount of rubby nubby patches to really wash away grime in the grooves of your brushes. The only drawback: You have to wash the matt and mitt after each use, too, to prevent bacteria accumulation. For the very soiled brushes or foundation brushes, I usually swirl the brush in a little olive oil and then use soap so it cleans the brush intensely.
Step 3: Rinse again.
Continue to massage the bristles while running them under the water until it runs completely clear. Avoid getting the handle wet.
Step 4: Squeeze the water out.
Gently press on the bristles with your fingers to release excess water. Don't tug too hard and Reshape the brush head.
Step 5: Let it dry.
Lay the brush or brushes flat overnight. Do not lay them on a towel—this can cause mildew. Instead, set the brush down on a counter, with the bristle part hanging over the edge. When the brushes are completely dry, fluff the bristles a bit. Your brushes are now ready to use.
Apart from this another great way to clean the brush is using the StylPro Makeup Brush Cleaner and Drier. It cleans and dries all makeup brush types in seconds, leaving brushes clean and ready to reuse straight away.
Remember this Dirty brushes become more abrasive and dry as they become more caked with product and debris from your face. In turn, this irritates your skin. Cleaning your brushes regularly keeps them soft enough to not cause damage to your face. Dirty makeup brushes are also a breeding ground for bacteria.