We’d do almost anything to avoid clogged pores and pesky breakouts. With all of the home concoctions and expensive cleansers, washes, and remedies, sometimes we overlook the simple things. When you use your brushes, bits of makeup, oil, dirt, and bacteria can get trapped in the bristles leading to clogged pores and pesky breakouts. Making washing your brushes a part of your regular beauty routine is one of the easiest ways to avoid breakouts. Cleaning makeup brushes is quick and easy with these steps.
Run your brushes under lukewarm water to rinse out all of the extra makeup. Focus on the end bristles, avoid the part where they join the brush so that you don’t pull the bristles out or loosen the glue that holds them in.
Fill a container with lukewarm water and a little shampoo. Swirl your brush tip in the water. Then swirl the brush in the palm of your hand to work up a lather. There are brush shampoos available on the market, but clarifying or baby shampoo will do the trick. You may also try a homemade makeup brush cleaner by following the recipe here.
Rinse the brush tip under running water again. Repeat steps two and three until there’s no longer residue or makeup streaming from the water leaving the brush.
Use a cloth to wipe your brushes clean. Reshape the brushes as you go to help keep them the right shape and to protect your investment. We both know that constantly buying makeup brushes can get expensive!
Lay your brushes flat on a cloth to dry. They will need a few hours to dry after your deep cleaning. So, wash them right after you’ve applied your makeup so they’re ready for the next time.
Now that you know how to clean your makeup brushes, adding these steps to your daily routine will take just minutes. You can pick up a daily brush cleaner and spritz it on your brush after each use. Going through this deep cleaning process will keep your brushes lasting longer. Not to mention that your face and pores will thank you for it.