The When and How of Makeup Brush Cleaning

Different types of makeup brushes

If you can’t remember the last time you cleaned your makeup brushes, then you’re missing out on a crucial element of your beauty routine.

Just like your skin needs cleansing and deep cleaning after a long and exhausting day, your brushes also need cleaning. After you use your makeup brushes, product buildup, dirt, grime, and oil can cling onto the brush. This not only clogs pores but also affects the brush’s application ability.

Although washing and cleaning your makeup brushes may sound like a drag, but it’s an extremely quick and necessary part of the beauty routine. The result of makeup application using clean brushes will be a hundred times better than using dirty brushes. Plus, the process is extremely satisfying.

Here’s everything you need to know about makeup brush cleaning.

How Often Should You Clean the Makeup Brushes

Although cleaning brushes after using them each time is ideal, it may not be feasible for most of us. Here’s a fair breakdown:

Powder Brushes: Once or twice a week will suffice for the brushes used with powdery products like blush on or setting powder.

Foundation Brushes: For the brushes that are used for foundation, concealer, and other liquid applications, daily cleaning is recommended. This is because they’re more prone to harbor bacteria, which can be dangerous for your skin.

Sponges: Your makeup sponge or beauty blender should be washed after every use.

Products Used For Cleaning Brushes

There are various products you can incorporate into your brush cleaning ritual.

  • Baby shampoo
  • Dish wash Soap
  • Makeup brush cleaners
  • Textured cleansing mats

How to Clean Makeup Brushes

Now that we’re done with the basics of makeup brush cleaning let’s dive straight into the details.

Step # 1: Wet the Bristles of Your Brush

Use lukewarm water to wet the bristles. Always ensure that you hold the brush upside down to avoid getting any water into the brush’s handle. This is because the handle may loosen over time when exposed to water regularly, ruining a perfectly working brush.

Step # 2: Add Cleanser

Put a drop of your favorite cleaning product onto your palm, and then swirl your damp brush across your hand in gentle circular motions. Do this until the brush is fully saturated.

Step # 3: Rinse

After the brush is fully saturated in soap, rinse the product. Repeat the step if you feel like there’s still room for improvement.

Different types of makeup brushes

Step # 4: Squeeze out Excess Water

Once you’re satisfied with the clean brushes, squeeze out the excess water with your hands and pat dry using a towel.

Step # 5: Leave Out to Dry

Lay the brushes on a towel overnight. They’ll be as good as new the next morning for you to use again.

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