We love our makeups and our brushes, too. But can you remember the last time you cleaned your makeup brushes? Well, if you can’t remember, then we have problem. Remember that your brushes’ bristles attract dirt and dust that can damage your skin.
So, it’s important to wash and clean them regularly. Dirty brushes can make blending makeup difficult, too. It can leave your skin patchy and uneven. That’s why it’s time to clean your brushes the right way, and we got you covered on that part.
How often should I clean my brushes?
Experts agree that majority of the makeup users never care to wash their brushes. Nonetheless, regardless of how frequent or seldom you use them, you still have to wash your brushes at least once a month. But, of course, if your want to avoid skin irritation and the like, then it’s still best to wash it once a week.
Know your bristles first
Now that we’ve decided to wash our brushes once a week, let’s get to know a little more, okay? So, a typical brush can be made up of 2 bristles; natural and synthetic hair. Natural bristles are used to apply dry products like powder while synthetic bristles are used to apply wet makeup, such as lipsticks.
How to clean natural brushes?
Break the makeup residue by dipping the bristles into dishwashing detergent. You can also buy shampoos made especially for bristles. After, run it under warm water while swirling it on your palm.
Wait until the water becomes clear and that’s when the makeup’s been removed from the bristles. Squeeze out the excess water. Form the bristles in a pointed form and air dry it overnight.
Do you still see powder on the brush? If yes, then get a textured sponge and swipe the brush into it. This will help you remove the pigments on the bristles.
How to clean synthetic brushes?
You can follow the same steps we’ve suggested in cleaning natural bristled brushes. However, synthetic brushes are more difficult to clean because of the creamy and emollient residue on it. So, after following the steps above, you can also wipe the makeup residue off the bristles with a towelette.
If the pigment’s too stubborn to remove, then use a rinse-free spray or foam. And if it’s still there, you can always use a solid soap. Swirl the wet bristle into the surface of the soap. The oil and pigment will bind with the soap thereby removing it from your brush. Easy, right?
Drying your brushes the right way
The simplest and most effective way to dry your brushes is to just lay the brushes flat overnight. Never let it dry standing up because to avoid water in the ferrule. It’s where the handle and brush are attached. Once it’s wet, the glue will loosen and eventually break the brush and the handle.
It’s easy to clean your brushes and it’s even easier to keep it clean when you’re not using it. Store it in a closed container to avoid dust and dirt on the bristles. So, don’t forget, always clean your brushes for a healthier skin.