Introduction: How to Clean Your Makeup Brushes
I've started wearing makeup more often over the past year, and boy has it been a learning experience.
One of the biggest things I've learned is that it's a really good idea to clean your makeup brushes every few weeks. Makeup brushes can get clogged with excess powder or oils from your skin and can even cause breakouts if not washed often enough.
At first I wasn't sure how to clean my makeup brushes, but after a little trial and error I found a good drugstore cleanser for them. I tried more expensive cleaners and some alcohol-based sprays, but face wash eventually won out!
Step 1: What You'll Need:
- Cetaphil face cleanser
- make up brushes
- a towel
Step 2: Washing
Wet the brush thoroughly with water and add in a pea sized drop of soap. Massage the wet brush gently with fingers, wetting again if needed.
To rinse, place under a slow running tap or swish in a bowl of water.
Continue to wash and rinse until the water runs clear - if you've never washed your brushes before, this could take a couple tries!
The most important thing here is to be gentle when washing - if you rub the bristles too hard, you can bend them, tangle them, and rip them out.
Step 3: Drying
Once all the makeup is out, squeeze the brush either between your fingers or in the palm of your hand to get out excess water.
Do this again inside a towel to get out a little excess water. Make sure not to rub them or damage the bristles - you don't need to be rough!
Let them dry in a cool, sunny location - I like the window sill in my bathroom. It'll normally take around 24 hours for them to be entirely dry. Make sure not to use them until the middles of the brushes are entirely dry!