It is something that is overlooked too often. According to Dermatologists, You should be cleaning powder brushes atleast once a month and liquid makeup ones atleast twice a month in order to prevent bacteria build-up and to lift oil from the bristles. Bacteria causes skin problems and unwanted breakouts. [Note: If you’re a professional make-up artist or simply a heavy user, Weekly cleans are advised.] Unwashed brushes can affect the durability and softness of bristles making the process of blending difficult which may affect your final makeup look.
What Will You Need:
- Makeup Brushes
- Warm Water
- Baby Shampoo / Any Gentle Soap / Brush Cleaner
- Tea Tree Oil
How To Clean Makeup Brushes:
- Wet the bristles with warm water. Remember to keep the handle of the brush away from water as it can loosen the glue that holds the bristles and brush together.
- Take a few drops of baby shampoo in your palm, mix it with 2-3 drops of tea tree oil and very gently swirl the brush’s bristles in it. You can also put a few drops of shampoo/cleaner in water and let the brushes sit in the solution for atleast 10 minutes.
- Rinse the bristles with plain water
- Squeeze the excess water out by gently pressing on the bristles with your fingers.
- After washing the brushes, use standard hair ties to hang them upside down from a hanger/towel rack to dry. This is to maintain the natural shape of your brushes.
- Once dry, keep them in closed containers to avoid dirt from landing on the bristles.