Tips for properly cleaning your makeup brushes

       
February 13th, 2013 | Contributed by:

Tips for properly cleaning your makeup brushes

Whether you like to go heavy on the eyeshadow or you’re a pro at flawlessly applying beautiful blush, it’s crucial to clean your makeup brushes regularly. Over time, bacteria can build up on these tools and increase the chances of breakouts on your face – ick! Here are some tips on how to clean them efficiently and extend their life spans.

Invest in a professional cleaning spray
There are many professional makeup cleaning sprays on the market that can help you keep your tools safe for use, according to The Beauty Department. These formulas can eliminate bacteria, and some of them even have beautiful aromas!

Give brushes a good cleaning monthly
Real Simple magazine recommends a deep cleaning monthly. Swirl the brushes around in a mild baby shampoo, then repeat the process in a bowl of warm water to remove debris.

Take care of the bristles
The bristles are delicate on makeup brushes, meaning it’s important to take your time and be gentle during the cleaning process. When you’re done washing and rinsing them out, Cosmopolitan magazine recommends allowing them to air dry. In the end, you’ll be happier you put in the extra effort! 

       

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