How often do you clean your makeup brushes? Makeup brushes are not only important for makeup but also for the health of the skin. We use these brushes to apply makeup almost every day, and dirty brushes can accumulate product remnants, dirt, and oil, which can become a breeding ground for bacteria that can cause damage to your skin. Regularly cleaning your makeup brushes not only reduces the likelihood of acne, but also keeps your brushes in the best condition possible and ensures that you have the smoothest makeup application possible.
- Wet the bristles.
First, rinse the bristles with warm water. Wash the bristles only, and keep the handle and ferrule dry. If the metal parts get wet, the glue may loosen over time and result in shedding, and the wooden handle may become swollen and cracked.
- Cleaningthem gently.
Clean the brush with a mild detergent. Rotate the brush across your palm in a gentle circular motion to make the foam soak the entire brush to remove remnants. You can also use a brush cleaning pad in this step.
- Rinse the brush again.
Return the brush to a warm stream of water to rinse off any remaining product, and repeat this step until you find that the water coming out of the brush is clear.
- Squeeze the water out.
Squeeze the water out of the bristles with a clean, dry paper towel.
- Let it dry.
Reorganize the brush heads back into their original shape and lay them flat on a clean surface to dry naturally. It is very important to keep the brushes flat because you don't want water to get into the ferrule.
How often to clean makeup brushes
We recommend that for liquid or cream foundation brushes and concealer brushes, it's best to clean them at least once a week to prevent product remnants and oil buildup, as well as bristle sticking. Oil from your face and the product itself can stay between the bristles and contribute to bacterial growth. Therefore, it is best to clean them properly to avoid any skin problems.
For powder brushes such as eyeshadow brushes, you can clean them every two weeks as they are likely to be less clogged with oils and won't be swept across your entire face.
With regular cleaning and maintenance, your makeup brushes will stay at their best and work for a longer time.