Introduction: How to Properly Wash Makeup Brushes With Everyday Household Items

Using makeup on an everyday basis can cause brushes to create build up from your skin’s oil, bacteria, makeup itself, dust, and other fragments. Making sure to wash them every couple of weeks will not only keep the dirt from building, transferring, and recycling filth over and over again, but it will also make the brushes last longer. Clean brushes are more effective! No need to go out and buy makeup brush cleanser when they can be done at home with simple every day products:

You Will Need:

· A cup

· Gentle shampoo

· Hair conditioner

· A sink

· Olive oil

· A cloth

· A blow dryer (optional)

Step 1: Run Your Brushes Under Lukewarm Water to Get All the Extra Residue Off the Brush

Step 2: Washing

  • Then fill your cup up about halfway with lukewarm water, couple squirts of shampoo, and about a cap full of olive oil
  • Warning: Swirl the brush, but do not press too hard as this can cause damage to the glue and bristles

Step 3: Rinse

  • Rinse the brush under warm water again and repeat steps 1 and 2 if the water has not ran clear

Step 4: Condition

  • Once all the makeup has been removed, then lather the brush with a dime sized amount of hair conditioner from your hand
  • Let stand for a couple of minutes
  • Rinse normally

Step 5: Drying

  • Take a soft linen cloth and gently squeeze out the excess water from the brush
  • Reshape and lay flat to dry
  • Tip: Take a hair tie and secure the brush upside down around a towel rail

Step 6: (Optional) Fast Drying

  • If time is a factor then simply take the brush and hold it about 10 inches away from a blow dryer upside down
  • Proceed to dry pointing the dryer and brush downward for only a couple of minutes or until brush is dry
  • Do not use until the brushes are fully dry

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amberrayh (author)2015-06-10

This is very helpful. Thank you for sharing!

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