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How to Clean Makeup Brushes

Written by: Brianna Lindvig

Makeup brushes are used every day by many people, but with every use there is product buildup. This leads to bacteria buildup, which can result in unwanted breakouts. Makeup bushes should be cleaned at least once a week. However, if you are doing makeup on clients the brushes should be cleaned after every use.

Cleaning your makeup bushes on a regular basis will also help you with your makeup application. Brushes and sponges hold oil, dirt, debris and bacteria with the hairs and holes in the sponge. The best way to wash your tools is by using warm water and gentle soap. You can also find brush cleaner at just about any drugstore.

Here is my step-by-step guide to washing your makeup brushes:

  1. Wet your brush or sponge in warm water.
  2. Place a dime size amount of soap or makeup cleaner in the palm of your hand.
  3. Lightly massage the hairs of the brush in the palm of your hand.
  4. Rinse the hairs of the brush once you think all of the product is out.
  5. Squeeze out the remaining water in the brush.
  6. Reshape the hairs of the brush to their normal shape.
  7. Lay flat on a clean towel or hang the brush to dry.
  8. Lay out until dry.Happy cleaning!