Cleaning your makeup brushes is a very important step in a beauty regimen. You should clean your brushes at least once every two weeks. This will not only keep your brushes clean but remove dirt, dead skin, bacteria, and oil; which can all lead to break outs.
You can buy makeup brush cleaners at Sephora or Ulta but, I prefer to use household products. It’s a lot cheaper and convenient.
Materials you’ll need:
- 1 Plate
- Antibacterial soap
- Olive Oil
- Paper towel
- Dish towel
Step 1: Add one part antibacterial dish soap and one part of the extra-virgin olive oil on a clean plate (don’t use paper plate, as the oil will seep through).
Step 2: Grab your first brush and wet it slightly with lukewarm water.
**Make sure the brush stays bristle-side down throughout the entire process. If water gets into the ferrule (the middle tube part that holds everything together) of the brush, it can loosen the glue, causing the bristles to fall out.**
Step 3: Dip the damp brush into the olive oil and antibacterial soap; coat it thoroughly. Next, work the mixture into the bristles using the palm of your hand and fingers. Continue until the soap is makeup free.
Step 4: Rinse the brushes under lukewarm water until no soap runs from the bristles.
Step 5: Wipe each with a paper towel and lay flat on a dish towel.
Repeat with remaining brushes. Some may take two washings to get completely clean, depending on the amount of residue left behind. Allow them to dry overnight.
Hope this was helpful!
Do you have any household products in your beauty regimen?