How to Clean Makeup Brushes for Optimal Performance and Healthy Skin

Why Clean Your Makeup Brushes?

Makeup brushes can harbor bacteria, dirt, and oil, leading to skin irritation and breakouts. Regular cleaning ensures they are sanitary and maintain their shape and softness.

Essential Tools for Cleaning Makeup Brushes

To clean your brushes, you'll need shampoo or soap, a bowl or cup, a towel, and lukewarm water.

Step 1: Wet the Brush

Dip the bristles in lukewarm water, being careful not to get the ferrule (metal part) or handle wet.

Step 2: Apply Shampoo or Soap

Squeeze a small amount of shampoo or soap into the palm of your hand, then gently swirl the bristles around.

Step 3: Rinse the Brush

Rinse the bristles under lukewarm water, continuing to swirl until all soap or shampoo is removed and the water runs clear.

Step 4: Reshape the Brush and Dry

Use a towel to gently squeeze out excess water, then reshape the brush to its original form. Place it on the edge of a counter or table to air dry.

Repeat as Needed

For best results, clean your brushes once a week or more frequently if you use them daily. Keeping your brushes clean ensures they perform their best and helps maintain the health of your skin.