How to Clean Your Makeup Brushes: How often do you clean your makeup brushes? Even though makeup brushes are one of the biggest investments in our makeup bags, they are often the most overlooked.
Makeup brushes are a breeding ground for bacteria. Think of how much bacteria is on your face daily. Bacteria and natural oils transmit onto your brushes every time they come in contact with your skin.
Another benefit of keeping your makeup brushes clean is softness. Makeup buildup on your brushes can make them feel scratchy and stiff. Cleaning your brushes on a regular basis will help keep them soft. This is especially important for people with sensitive skin.
We chose to clean our brushes with baking soda since it is such a gentle yet effective cleaning product. Simply fill a glass with tepid water and add 1/2 tablespoon of baking soda. Swish the brush around in the water then simply rinse until the water runs clear.
Once your brushes are clean, wrap them loosely with a paper towel to help them keep their shape and let them dry.
Since it takes a couple of hours for them to dry completely its best to do this right after you have applied your makeup, or at night before bed.
Our brushes were clean and soft and ready to use in the morning. Do you have a great beauty trick you use? Comment below, we would love to hear from you.