It’s not exactly news that cleaning your makeup brushes is a very important task. Makeup brushes are wonderful, but they can easily cumulate buildup of dirt and natural oils with constant use. No matter how often you use your makeup brushes—it will only get you so far if your brushes are not clean.
Fortunately, it is super easy to break the bad habit of not cleaning your makeup brushes. Here, find how often you should clean your makeup brushes, plus how to clean your makeup brushes, and a step-by-step guide on how to make your own makeup brush cleaner.
So, How Often Should You Clean Your Makeup Brushes?
First things first, many skincare experts recommend cleaning your makeup brushes once a week or once a month, it all depends on your use.
Then, since it all comes down to your own personal preference, if you use your makeup brushes everyday—clean it once a week. Or, once a month works great, if you use it occasionally.
Consider the best option for you, and make it apart of your cleaning routine. Your skin will thank you (hello clean, clear skin!) and your makeup brushes will apply the product evenly, it’s the best of both worlds really. I personally clean my makeup brushes once a week and set a reminder on my phone.
Now that you know how often you should clean your makeup brushes, give this DIY makeup brush cleaner a try.
How To Make Your Own Makeup Brush Cleaner
This homemade makeup brush cleaner is foolproof and super effective at cleaning your brushes. For this DIY makeup brush cleaner, you will only need two ingredients: dish soap and olive oil. The combination of dish soap mixed with olive oil will dissolve and disinfect.
To start, combine two part dish soap and one part olive oil in small bowl. Next, swirl only the bristles in the bowl. Then, rinse the bristles. Continue the process until the water is clear. Lay the brushes out to dry on an edged surface overnight.
And just like that, you now have your own DIY makeup brush cleaner.
How to Clean Your Makeup Brushes
If it has been awhile since you have cleaned your brushes, apply olive oil or coconut oil and gently massage it into the bristles to help remove stubborn residue. Here is the simplest way to clean your makeup brushes:
- Gently rinse the brush in lukewarm water
- Swirl the bristles into the cleaner
- Continue until you create a lather in the bowl
- Repeat the process until the water is clear
- Gently squeeze out excess water with a clean cloth and reshape the brush
- To dry, lay the brush over the edge of a counter or sink, this will help the brush maintain its shape.
- Leave your brushes to dry overnight
The result: clean, ready to use makeup brushes.
What do you think? Do you have some tips or tricks on how to clean your makeup brushes?
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