Cleaning makeup brushes is one of those tasks that everyone has to do (unless of course you would want to spread bacteria all over you face). You would be surprised by the amount people that use the same brush for months. For those who don’t wash their makeup brushes regularly, the bacteria from your skin when applying your foundation is left to fester on your brush. When you go to use that same brush, the same bacteria that was left on the brush from before is now also on your skin. This would only cause you to have even breakouts, that nobody wants. If you have a skin problem or acne I would recommend you regularly clean the brushes you use the most, I would say to clean them once or twice a week and the brushes you do not use as often I would recommend to clean them at least once a month to make sure that there is not any bacteria or dust on them. It is important to deep clean you brushes then to give them a quick wash as they may still have makeup or bacteria in them.
- Lay out all your dirty brushes for them to be cleaned!
- Dampen the brush slightly with lukewarm water
- Pump your cleaning product of your choice into the palm of your hand(I often use baby shampoo as this leaves my brushes feeling nice and soft).
- Start swirling your brush around one the palm of your hand, occasionally adding a bit of water to lather up the product from your brush and allowing the brush to be soaked.
- Squeeze out any excess product or water from the brush and watch it all disappear down the plug whole.
- Repeat steps 2,3,4 and 5 to get rid of all the product and dirt form the brushes.
- Then leave your brushes to dry over night, this would roughly take a whole night to dry them. But if you want to dry them a faster way, you would have to take each brush a roll them between the palms of hands with the brush facing downwards. This would cause the air to soak up the water quicker.
- And viola your brushes are nice and clean and ready to use them
* I would make sure that you turn the tap off in between, when you are swirling your brush in your cleaning product and when you are squeezing out any excess product from the brush.