How and Why to Clean Makeup Brushes at Home
Makeup is a part of many women’s lives and doing your makeup with different tools like brushes, beauty blenders etc helps your makeup look flawless. Many of us use the same brushes for a long time, ignoring the fact that they need regular washing too.
If you want your skin to be healthy and clean, and your makeup to be as good as possible, you have to wash your makeup brushes often to get rid of makeup residues and bacteria.
How to Clean Makeup Brushes at Home?
You don’t need to be extra fancy by buying makeup brush cleansers and dig into expensive products (unless you want to, of course) when you can clean your brushes at home with the products already present in your home. Below are some simple ways to get your makeup brushes and sponges clean at home:
Vinegar is already a cleanser to so many things and perfect for makeup brushes too. Mix two teaspoons of white vinegar in a bowl of hot water, dip the brushes, mix and clean with warm water. Your brushes will come out neat and clean.
I’m sure you’ve heard of using baby shampoo for makeup brushes, but did you know that you can use washing up liquid too? This works especially well on foundation and concealer brushes. Simply mix a bit of washing up liquid with some warm water in a bowl and let the brush head sit in the solution for a bit. Gently rub the bristles and rinse off in the sink, then air dry.
Olive oil makes a good cleanser for brushes but also help condition natural bristles. Put the brush in some olive oil, massage the oil into the bristles, then wash off with a bit of soap.
If you would rather use a ready made makeup brush cleanser instead of a DIY solotion, there are plenty of products designed solely for cleaning makeup brushes. You can easily buy them and makeup cleansing mats too from any Cosmetics Online Store from where you can shop for makeup aswell. Just put some cleanser on the mat and rub your brushes gently on it. Easy peasy and your brushes will be as good as new again.
Why Do I Have to Clean Brushes Thoroughly?
Since makeup brushes can harbour lots of bacteria, makeup tools and sponges should be cleaned properly at least once a week. This is especially important for any equipment used around the eye area and for tools used for liquid and cream-based formulas that are more likely to get contaminated.
Brushes used by makeup artists on other people should be washed between each client as they could otherwise spread diseases.
When to Change your Makeup Brushes?
Fortunately, if the brushes are thoroughly cleaned and dried, they can last for many years before they need replacing. To keep your brushes in good condition, don’t keep them squashed into a toiletries bag – instead, store them upright (bristles facing up) in a cup or similar.
If you notice bristles shedding off, it’s usually time to get some new makeup brushes.