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The Right Way To Clean Your Make-Up Brushes

The Right Way To Clean Your Make-Up Brushes

Cleaning your makeup brushes regularly is crucial to maintain their performance and prevent the buildup of bacteria, dirt, and old makeup residue. Follow these steps to clean your makeup brushes properly:

Gather Your Supplies:
- Gentle liquid soap or brush cleanser
- Warm water
- Clean towel or paper towels
- Bowl or container

 Prepare the Cleaning Solution:
- Fill a bowl or container with lukewarm water. Add a small amount of gentle liquid soap or brush cleanser. Mix the solution until it forms a lather.

Rinse the Brushes:
- Hold the brush bristles facing downward under running lukewarm water. Be cautious not to wet the ferrule (metal part) of the brush, as this can loosen the glue and damage the brush over time.

Cleanse the Brushes:
- Dip the wet brush into the cleaning solution and gently swirl it around in your palm or on a textured brush cleaning mat to dislodge makeup residue.
- For brushes with dense bristles, you can also use the palm of your hand to create a lather.

Rinse Thoroughly:
- Continue rinsing the brush under running water until the water runs clear and no soap residue remains.

Squeeze Out Excess Water:
- Gently press the bristles with your fingers to remove excess water. Do not twist or wring the bristles, as this can damage them.

 Reshape the Brushes:
- Use your fingers to reshape the bristles to their original form. This step is crucial to prevent misshaping and maintain the brush's performance.

Dry the Brushes:
- Lay the brushes flat on a clean towel or paper towels to air dry. Alternatively, you can use a brush drying rack to ensure proper airflow around the bristles.
- Avoid drying brushes upright, as water can seep into the ferrule and weaken the glue holding the bristles.

Avoid Blow Drying:
- Avoid using a hairdryer to speed up the drying process, as the heat can damage the bristles.

Clean Brushes Regularly:
- Aim to clean your brushes at least once a week for brushes used with liquid products and every 2-3 weeks for brushes used with powder products.

Deep Clean:
- For a deep clean, you can use a brush cleansing solution designed to thoroughly remove buildup from the bristles. Follow the product's instructions for use.

Spot Cleaning:
- For quick cleaning between uses, you can use a brush cleaner spray to sanitize your brushes.

Properly cleaning your makeup brushes not only ensures a flawless makeup application but also contributes to healthier skin. Regular cleaning maintains the longevity and effectiveness of your brushes while preventing the transfer of bacteria to your face.