Everything You Need to Know About Cleaning Your Makeup Brushes

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How often do you clean your makeup brushes? The answer is probably not enough. Most women do not wash their brushes as often as they should. We put so much effort into keeping our faces clean and clear, so why skip one of the most important steps to keeping our faces free of imperfections?

Makeup is a breeding ground for bacteria, which is why cleaning your brushes often is so important. You should clean your brushes for foundation, powder, blush and bronzer at least once a week. Those with sensitive skin should wash their brushes after each use to help prevent any irritation or breakouts. Brushes used for eye makeup should be cleaned after each use to eliminate harmful bacteria that may irritate your eyes. After all, who wants clumps of makeup stuck in their brushes?

Cleaning your makeup brushes is so quick and simple that there should be no reason not to wash them! All you need is a drop of shampoo and warm water and you are ready to wash your makeup messes away. When the product is completely washed out, lay the brush on a towel to dry. Roll one end of the towel inward and place the handle of the brush on the rolled part so the brush head is titled on a slight downward angle. This will prevent water from dripping down the brush and collecting in the ferrule (the metal piece that connects the handle and the brush head.) If too much water collects in the ferrule the glue will loosen and cause bristles to shed. You want to extend the life of your makeup brushes as long as possible, especially if they are expensive!

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