Tips for Cleaning Makeup Brushes

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Did you know cleaning your makeup brushes should be a part of your regular beauty routine? This is something many people forget or never even knew about. Throughout the course of a week, your brushes can contain leftover makeup, bacteria, oil, and dirt. All that dirty buildup can cause acne breakouts and clogged pores (something NO girl likes to have)!  We have the best tips for cleaning makeup brushes.

 

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Here are two simple ways you can use to clean your makeup brushes:

clean brushesUse your daily face wash:

  1. Either run your brushes under lukewarm water or fill your sink with lukewarm water and have your brushes soak for a couple of minutes.
  2. Place a drop of face wash on your palm and take one brush at a time and gently swirl your brush into the soap. Continue to add soap to your palm until all of the makeup seems to be out of the brush.
  3. Repeat step 2 with each of your makeup brushes.
  4. Run the brush under lukewarm water to make sure the soap is rinsed out completely.
  5. Place the clean brushes on a cloth to dry.

Use olive oil and dish soap:

  1. Fill a bowl with a little olive oil and dish soap.
  2. Either run your brushes under lukewarm water or fill your sink with lukewarm water and have your brushes soak for a couple of minutes.
  3. Take one brush at a time and swirl the it into the olive oil and dish soap mixture. Then, gently swirl the brush on your palm to get the excess makeup out. Continue this until all of the makeup seems to be out of the brush.
  4. Run the brush in lukewarm water to make sure the soap and oil are rinsed out completely.
  5. Place the clean brushes on a cloth to dry.

** It can take a couple of hours for your makeup brushes to dry – so try and clean them after you apply your makeup or before bed. **

Just remember to use a gentle soap that will not irritate your skin.

Happy Cleaning 🙂

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  1. Sarah @girlfriendshoes says

    That’s what I do! Except I use an empty toothbrush holder to dry my brushes in (the kind with the holes to stand them up individually)

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