According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, you should be cleaning your makeup brushes every two weeks. Not only will this help keep your skin healthy and free of bacteria, but it will also help your makeup look better and last longer.
There are a few ways to clean your makeup brushes: you can use a commercial brush cleaner, baby shampoo, or dish soap. Wet the bristles of the brush and then add a small amount of cleaner to the bristles. Rub the bristles together, making sure to get into the crevices of the brush. Rinse the brush thoroughly and lay it flat to dry.
Another way to clean your brushes is to soak them in a cup of warm water mixed with dish soap. Use the same process as above to clean your brushes.
If you don’t have time to wash them after each use, try wiping your makeup brushes on a dry cloth to remove most of the oil and dirt that’s collected on the bristles. If there is still some residue left on the bristles, add a drop of cleaner on them and work it into the bristles.
Here’s what you should not do: never sleep in your makeup or use old towels or cloths to wipe off makeup. These can harbor bacteria and dirt which will only irritate your skin more. Also avoid using paper products to remove makeup as the fibers can get stuck in your brushes and cause further irritation.
Make sure you are cleaning your makeup brushes regularly to keep your skin healthy and your makeup looking great!
Why Clean Your Makeup Brushes?
-To keep your skin healthy
-To help your makeup look better and last longer
How to Clean Your Makeup Brushes:
-Wet the bristles of the brush and add a small amount of cleaner to the bristles. Rub the bristles together.
-Rinse the brush thoroughly and lay it flat to dry.
-Soak the brush in a cup of warm water mixed with dish soap.
-Wipe your brushes on a dry cloth to remove most of the oil and dirt. Add a drop of cleaner to the bristles if necessary.
-Never sleep in your makeup, use old towels or cloths to wipe off makeup, or use paper products to remove makeup.
-Clean your makeup brushes regularly for the best results!
How Often Should Makeup Brushes Be Cleaned?
-Every two weeks
Additional Background Information:
Brushes are made of different materials, including natural, synthetic, and disposable fibers. Synthetic brushes are the most common today because they’re easy to clean and fairly inexpensive. Natural hairs can be cleaned with water or mild soap, but not all brushes are this versatile. Some brushes (usually those with natural fibers) should not be immersed in water because it will damage the brush. Instead, use a light spray of cleaner to wet the bristles and then follow the other steps listed above.
When cleaning your brushes, make sure that you are being gentle with them. Brushes that are being cleaned too roughly can become misshapen or lose their original shape. Brushes should also be handled carefully while dry because the bristles are very delicate when wet.
If you do not clean your brushes regularly, they can trap bacteria and dirt which will irritate your skin even more. Using dirty brushes to apply cosmetics can also cause the product to become ineffective. If you are sick, do not use your brushes until after you have been feeling better for a couple weeks.
Never share makeup brushes with others because this will expose other people to the bacteria and dirt that is already on or even inside your brushes.
To avoid exposure to germs, always wash your hands before picking up a makeup brush. Never lay brushes down on a surface where they might come into contact with other people or objects.
The first time you clean your makeup brushes, it may take a little while to do so properly because you have to learn the best way to handle the tools and how much cleaner is needed for each type of brush. But once you get the hang of it, cleaning your makeup brushes will be a breeze!
How to Clean Your Makeup Brushes
– Wet the bristles of the brush and add a small amount of cleaner to the bristles. Rub the bristles together.
– Rinse the brush thoroughly and lay it flat to dry.
– Soak the brush in a cup of warm water mixed with dish soap.
– Wipe your brushes on a dry cloth to remove most of the oil and dirt. Add a drop of cleaner to the bristles if necessary.