How To Clean Your Make Up Brushes Correctly

Sunday, 11 May 2014

Do you clean your make up brushes often?

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. 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 big investment.

  • Olive Oil
  • Antibacterial Soap                                                

Step 1: On a plate mix together Olive Oil and Antibacterial Soap

Step 2: Grab your first brush and wet it slightly with water.
Dip the damp brush into the soap mixture and coat it thoroughly. Next, work the mixture into the bristles using the palm of your hand and fingers. Continue until the soapy residue is makeup free.
Make sure the brush stays bristle-side down throughout the entire process. If water gets into the ferrule (the middle tube part that holds everything together), it can loosen the glue, causing the bristles to fall out. 

Step 3: Rinse the brushes under water until it runs clear. 

Step 4: Drying them is very simple, take a towel and lay it down and place the brushes facing down so all the moisture drips down onto the towel instead of going in to the brushes, like we already know, the glue will loosen and the bristles will eventually fall out and we don't want that happening. I have found the easiest way to keep the brushes facing down is to put them in a brush belt of some sort I find the Real Techniques holder is great, you get these in the collections they do such as 'The Core Collection' this will just prevent the brushes from accidentally falling.

Repeat with remaining brushes. Some may take two washings to get completely clean. Allow them to dry overnight.

This is a intensive wash for your brushes and you don't need to do this every time you use your brushes. Every 2-4 weeks is fine.

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