How To Clean Your Makeup Brushes
How often do you clean your brushes? Honestly, I personally cleaned my brushes like once every 6 months. So gross I know, but I didn't know how important it was and that my skin would actually improve if I did so. One of the reasons I didn't clean my brushes often, was because it took forever and my brushes were wet for like 5 hours! It was too much down time and I just didn't have the time or interest in doing it.
So, when I found out about this amazing brush cleaner called Restore from Maskcara, I had to try it and see what all the fuss was about. It truly was a magic cleaner, I was obsessed with it and started using it once a week on all my makeup tools. I didn't need water, or soap and there was no dry time! It also smells like a dream, and I noticed how fast my skin was healing and not breaking out as much anymore. So when I became an Artist for Maskcara, I knew this little spray was golden and needed to be shared!
There are two different ways that I recommend to clean your brushes with restore, but before I show you how to clean your makeup brushes, let’s go over why it is important to clean your brushes.
Stuff I've learned with time- First, dirty brushes are a breeding ground for bacteria. Every time you apply your makeup you are also picking up everything on your face: oil, dead skin cells, dirt, whatever is on there! If you don’t clean your brushes after wiping it all over your face all of that stuff sits and becomes bacteria on your brush. Who wants all those nasty germs on your face?! No one. It’s gross. Using a dirty brush will get all of that nastiness on your face and clog your pores causing breakouts.
Second, your makeup will go on much smoother with a clean brush. You will be able to use fresh clean product and it won’t clump as much as using a dirty brush. You will be able to place color more accurately and it will feel so much better.
And lastly, cleaning your brushes will extend the life of your brush. It will help your bristles to stay soft and agile. If you are going to invest in high quality brushes, you want to take care of them and help them to last as long as possible. Cleaning them frequently will help your brushes to last longer.
So now you are motivated to wash your brushes always right?! Don’t worry, it’s not hard. It can actually be really easy! The best way to clean your brushes is with Restore now named- Houdini Brush Cleanser. It is an immediate drying spray that sanitizes and conditions your brush all in one! It’s amazing! Just spray it on your brush and wipe it off on a paper towel or washcloth. So easy! Your brush will be ready to use immediately so you can even use it between colors. And it smells so good!
The other way that you can clean your brushes is with a cheap face soap bar and water. Get the bristles of your brush wet, swipe it around on the face bar in circular motions and then rinse it out until the water runs clear. You may need to rub the soap in with your fingers and rinse it all out. Then lay your brushes flat to dry at least overnight. With this method you want to be really careful to not get water on the glue where the bristles are connected to the handle of the brush. This can cause the glue to wear and may cause the bristles to come out eventually, but you should be good if you are keeping the water on the tip.
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Both of these methods work great to get all the bacteria off your makeup brushes. I recommend cleaning them AT LEAST once a week, but every 2-3 days or even daily is ideal to make sure that you are keeping bacteria out of your pores and preventing breakouts as much as possible.
How often do you clean your brushes? What method do you love? Let me know in the