Beauty

How to Properly Clean Your Makeup Brushes

The kitchen sink can be a gross stinky place. Not only does it have all the cooking utensils and plates and the kitchen countertop to remind you of home, but it also has the bathrooms to remind you of home. The bathrooms are probably the worst rooms in the house to keep your beauty clean. All you have to do is simply pop your dirty beauty washers in a sock and cover it up with a rubber hairband and toss it in the wash with the rest of your laundry load. Voila!

Because we all know that regardless of how well you wash your face, they are never completely residue-free. Even if you wring out every last bit of makeup remover with your cotton swab and cover up your mouth and nose with your scarf, there’s still going to be something left behind on your face that can wreak havoc on your makeup brushes. If you want to avoid having to break out your beauty brushes and start searching for a new makeup artist, the following steps can help to reduce your makeup brushes from getting too clogged with mineral oil and other nasty particles.

First of all, before cleaning makeup brushes, take your time. Start by brushing out any leftover dirt, makeup dust, or other clog on your brush using an old toothbrush. Next, grab a damp cloth and dab the area with gentle pressure until you feel some steam build up. You should be able to feel some suction as you work your way through the bristles, but don’t push too hard.

Once you feel that your cleansing is done, take your new cleansing brush and dip it into your favorite cleansing mat. Let the brush to soak for a few minutes so that the chemicals can work their magic and begin cleaning your brushes. Do this for each of your makeup brushes, and you’ll notice the difference in how clean they feel. You can now put them away and save them from further clogging. Now that your brushes are clean, apply a good moisturizer.

One of the most common problems with cleaning makeup brushes is that the bristles become too hard after washing. To avoid this, gently wash the brushes with warm soapy water. Be sure to rinse off the soap and only then put them into their storage bag. Also, be sure to choose a gentle soap. Some products have harsh chemicals that may cause dryness and irritation. Remember to read the label of ingredients when choosing a gentle soap or cleansing product.

Cleansing your makeup brushes once or twice a month will keep them free of bacteria and clogs while also making the instruments healthier for your skin. While most makeup artists prefer to do a deep cleaning of the brushes, it’s not necessary unless they have an extra large brush. This is something that should be decided upon among the members of the makeup art team.

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