So, when was the last time you washed your makeup brushes? Don’t worry, most people can’t remember either. This may be the perfect time to incorporate cleaning your brushes into your routine. I don’t know about you but when my makeup brushes are clean I feel like my life is finally put together. So, how often should you really wash your makeup brushes?
Officially, you should be aiming to clean makeup brushes once a week. However, if you like to use a lot of makeup, then it is suggested that you wash them after every use. As well as this, you need to be deep cleaning your brushes every month.
Sounds complicated right?
Why do I need to clean my makeup brushes?
Think about your makeup brushes and how often you use them. Now think about how much product you use on them. And what about the natural facial oils that you constantly produce, and how your brush comes into contact with all of this. And more. Note: BeautyBlenders tend to get dirtier, quicker.
Oils, dirt, and even bacteria build up on your brushes, and whilst you may not see it, your skin will suffer from it. It could lead to rashes, such as dermatitis, or acne. Not ideal! If that wasn’t enough, your makeup application won’t be as flawless as it would be with fresh and clean brushes.
What is deep cleaning?
So, you need to clean your brushes weekly with the likes of a makeup brush cleaner, such as the Clinique Makeup Brush Cleanser. You need to deep clean, AKA wash, your brushes every month with a gentle soap.
So, how do I properly clean my brushes?
- Rinse your brushes under running water to remove excess debris.
- In a bowl or mug/glass, add water and a gentle shampoo, and swirl the brushes in it. Massaging the bristles will help the process.
- Rinse again!
- If you feel like the brushes aren’t fully clean, repeat the process until no more debris is washing off down the drain.
- Squeeze the excess water out and lay out to dry on a paper towel.
- Wait for them to air-dry, and you’re good to go!
For Beautyblenders and makeup sponges, opt for BeautyBlender’s Beautycleanser soap bar as your soap.
And voila. Soft, clean and fresh brushes. Flawless application and smooth, pimple-free skin here we come!