DO'S AND DONT'S OF MAKEUP BRUSH CLEANING

Hey Beauties! :D

Washing your brushes is so important! If you don't you will get bacteria and product build up in your brushes, which will lead to breakouts (definitely not fun). So I've written a list on the do's and don't's of makeup brush cleaning.

Image via: beautyheaven
Do
  • Deep clean your brushes every week. If you don't, this will increase the bacteria found in the brush which can lead to breakouts. 
  • Use a brush cleaner (usually alcohol based) to spot clean your brushes after every use. 
  • Let your brushes air dry. They usually take about 24 hours to properly dry.  
This is great for spot cleaning.

Don't
  • Use just a brush cleaner to wash your brushes, they need to be deep cleaned too. 
  • Use any shampoo to wash your brushes, some shampoo's maybe to harsh to use and could damage the fine brush hairs.
  • Use a hair dryer to dry your brushes.
  • Leave your brushes to dry upright. Excess water can drip down into the base, which can lead to rotting. The glue that holds your brushes together could also wear away. This will make your brush hairs fall out over time. 

Are you guilty of any of these? 


Here is how to wash your brushes by Lauren Conrad:

  • Begin by running your brushes under lukewarm water, rinsing out all of the residual makeup. Try to focus on the actual bristles while avoiding the part of the brush where handle meets the head, as this can loosen the glue over time
  • Fill a bowl with lukewarm water and a squirt of shampoo, and gently swirl your brush tip in the water. If you need to, you can also swirl the brush in the palm of your hand to work up a lather.
  • Rinse the brush tip under running water once again. Repeat steps two and three until the water runs clear from the brush,
  • Use a cloth to wipe your brush clean, reshaping the bristles as you go.
  • Lay your brushes flat on a cloth to dry.
I use this to deep clean my brushes- or if there is a lot
of hard foundation bits,
 I'll use a charcoal based shampoo.
Well beauties, I hope that helped you a little bit! If you have any other questions just let me know! Also, if you have any awesome products you use to clean your brushes, please share in a comment below!

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