How To Clean Your Makeup Brushes

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Makeup Brushes

You are washing your face thoroughly, you religiously remove your makeup every evening, you moisturise your face accordingly, you eat a healthy diet. What are you doing wrong and why is your face acting up? Ever thought that it could possibly drawdown to your makeup brushes? I bet you missed this one out! Women apply makeup on a daily basis, and the majority of us use brushes either for hygiene purposes, contouring or simply to help achieve a flawless finish. Although many today still prefer to use their hands, we have to consider the bacteria which remains, especially given today’s current situation where hygiene is a top priority.

Cleansing of your makeup brushes is a crucial step which should be seen to at least once a week. Keep in mind what we don’t see does not necessarily mean that it is not visible,  brushes which are left out of negligence start to contain a build-up of bacteria, dirt and oils from our face which will be re-applied to our skin surface upon every use. This, in turn, starts to clog the pores further and cause those unwanted breakouts which we stress so hard to avoid.

YOU WILL NEED:

  • 1 and a half tablespoon dishwasher soap
  • 1 tablespoon surgical spirit or distilled white vinegar
  • A textured brush mat or hair comb
  • A Jar (I used a recyclable pickle jar)

STEP 1: Fill one-third of the jar with hot water.

STEP 2: Start putting the brushes in the jar carefully without damaging the bristles.

STEP 3: Leave the brushes in the jar for 30 – 40 minutes, make sure the brushes are up straight and not squashed!

In the meantime I suggest you do some exercises – do not open the fridge! 😉

STEP 4: Massage or comb thoroughly as I show you two methods below with a hair comb or brush mat.

STEP 5: Rinse and squeeze the water thoroughly and place the brushes on a towel to dry in a ventilated area. The brushes need approximately 24hours to dry properly.

We encourage you to start following these steps, to frequently clean your makeup brushes in 5 easy steps.

Let us know if it has helped your skin at all. Alternatively, what are your DIY makeup cleansers that you do at home?