How To Clean Your Make-up Brushes

How often do you clean your make-up brushes? You should clean them pretty often because they can harbor bacteria and dirt. Who wants that smeared on their face? If you use them daily, then you should really be cleaning them weekly.

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First, put a small amount of shampoo in a dish or like I did, in the built-in soap dish area. Plug your drain and fill sink with a little cold water. Warm water can soften the glue that is holding your bristles in. And nobody wants to go through the process of cleaning your brushes if you are just going to have to toss them when you are finished.

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Dip the end of  your dirty brush in the water to wet it and then coat it with soap. Gently swirl it around on the edge of the sink or palm of your hand to remove the filth. Continue, until it is free of grime.

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For your final rise, hold the make-up applicator under faucet, so the water is flowing the same direction as the hair. Holding it any other way can put stress on the shape of your bristles.

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Lightly squeeze from the base to the edge, to remove any excess water.

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Reshape and lay flat to dry or with end of brush hanging over the counter. Do not stand brush on end. This can cause water to settle in handle and you would be creating a wonderful environment for bacteria growth.

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Now how ofter will you be cleaning your make-up brushes?

 

 

7 thoughts on “How To Clean Your Make-up Brushes

  1. Katrina Vega

    Thanks for the reminder that I really should be cleaning my makeup brushes weekly. That is going to be my goal for the next month!

    *visiting from Show & Share at Southern Lovely*

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