Basic Tips to Clean Make-up Brushes at Home

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Make-up Brushes

Make-up brushes plays an imperative role whether or not the make-up seems to be proper. It is quite obvious that the dust, dead skin, bacteria, oils and etc will start to amass on the brush after a week of daily use. Under such conditions it would be improper to use the brush, exposing the skin to dirt. So down below are some quick tips on how to clean make up brushes at home.

How to clean makeup brushes using water

  1. Dip the brush in hot water such that all the bristles are angled down.
  2. Mix a spoonful of shampoo with ¼ cup of hot water and swirl the bristles in the mixture.
  3. Massage the bristles lightly to get rid of the makeup and dirt and then rinse with hot water.
  4. Gentle tap the water out of it and gently stroke it with a clean cloth while making sure that the bristles are not bent.
  5. Let it dry.

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How to clean makeup brush using vinegar

  1. Take a cup of lukewarm water with a spoonful of vinegar and a tablespoon of dish washing liquid and mix it thoroughly.
  2. Dip the makeup brush into the mixture such that it blends properly on each and every bristle. Do it gently so that it wouldn’t bend the bristles.
  3. The color of the mixture will slowly but surely change indicating the amount of the dust and filth getting off the brush.
  4. Hold the brush under lukewarm water to rinse it thoroughly.
  5. Drain the excess moisture off the brush using a clean piece of cloth.
  • Divide the bristles using fingers and let it dry.

How to use olive oil for cleaning makeup brushes

  1. Take some dish washing liquid in a bowl and pour some olive oil over it. Mix it properly.
  2. Dip the brush into this mixture so that the each and every bristle is smeared with it and rub it gently with your fingers.
  3. Hold the brush beneath warm water to wash it thoroughly.
  4. Drain the surplus dampness off the brush using a fresh piece of cloth.
  5. Separate the bristles using fingers and let it dry.

How to use shampoo for cleaning makeup brushes

  1. Damp the brush with lukewarm water before starting with the process.
  2. Drop two or three drops of shampoo directly on the brush. The amount of shampoo may be different for different sizes of brush.
  3. Massage the brush gently till lather appears without tugging on to the bristle. Do it for the couple of minutes.
  4. Hold the brush under tepid water to rinse it carefully.
  5. Drain the extra wetness off the brush using a clean piece of cloth.
  6. Separate the bristles using fingers and let it dry.

How often can we wash our makeup brush?

That fairly depends on how often you use makeup. A few things you need to remember are;

  1. Brushes for smear powders should to be cleansed at least one time in a week.
  2. Concealer and foundation brushes should to be cleaned and kept fresh daily.

These simple how to clean makeup brushes at home steps will not only prolong the life of your makeup brushes but will also protect your skin from bacteria causing pimples and acne.