How I Clean My Makeup Brushes

Cleaning makeup brushes is one of those things that is often forgotten by many of us. But it is one of the most important things to do when it comes to simple skin care. Makeup brushes are notorious for holding onto bacteria which – if you don’t clean your brushes – will be constantly spread across your face. This bacteria is often the culprit behind the huge zit that decides to show up out of nowhere. It is a vicious cycle of the bacteria on your face going onto your brush, festering there overnight, and then being rubbed back into your pores when you put on your makeup the next day. So, if you don’t clean your brushes regularly, now you know why you should!

I know it is pretty much impossible to clean your brushes every single day, but cleaning them at least once a week or every other week will be very beneficial to your skin. If you are more prone to acne I would suggest cleaning your brushes more often than the average person – you will honestly be able to see a difference in your skin.

When I clean my brushes I like to use the Clinique Makeup Brush Cleanser. I feel like it works really well at breaking down the oils in the makeup and helps get the product out of the individual hairs. I also know a lot of people who use a gentle body wash or their shampoo to clean their brushes instead of buying a separate brush cleanser. I’ve used shampoo before and it really does work. But it takes a little more time to get the makeup out of your brushes.

How I Clean My Makeup Brushes:

  1. Get your brushes out and ready to wash!
  2. Pump the cleaning product of your choice onto your brush.
  3. Gently massage the cleanser into your brush and squeeze out the excess product.
  4. Rinse your brush under running warm water – continuing to massage and squeeze out the makeup.
  5. Repeat if necessary (some foundations, powders, and even thick brushes can be really stubborn!)
  6. Lay out your brushes on a clean towel to dry.
  7. Admire the beauty of your clean brushes! (It’s one of the best feelings ever!! haha!)

I hope you found this post helpful!

How many of you are going to run clean your brushes now?

1 Comment

  1. Hanniekoko

    March 29, 2017 at 6:49 pm

    It’s so important to clean your brushes!! I do it weekly! I’ve also heard of this stuff that you can swirl your brush in after every use to help keep them clean and then do a deep clean once a week! I have to figure out what it’s called!

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