How To Clean Makeup Brushes? Let Us Elaborate
Along with your makeup techniques, the condition of your makeup brushes also determines your final look. Soiled, brittle brushes do more harm to your skin than you actually realise. The regular build-up of dust, dirt, natural oils, makeup product and bacteria causes your delicate brushes to deteriorate sooner than usual. So, it is of utmost importance that you clean your makeup tools at regular intervals, so as to make the most of them. Allow TBD to elaborate on the proper cleanup procedure of your trusted makeup brushes.
- If you're a fan of cream-based makeup, instead of powder-based makeup, your brushes will need deeper and frequent cleanups. The first step is to separate the brushes that require more attention than the rest, as they will need an extra step of cleaning. Pour two drops of olive oil or almond oil in a paper towel and gently swirl a deeply-soiled brush in it to loosen the grip of dirt. Soap and water alone won't be able to clean such brushes.
- The following steps will be the same for all your brushes. Begin with running the bristles of the brush under lukewarm water. Don't use hot water and ensure that water doesn't get underneath the metal clasp of the handle. This may ruin the glue that holds the bristles together and render the product useless.
- Fill a cup with lukewarm water and mix a few drops of mild baby shampoo in it. Dip the bristles of your brush into the mixture and swirl it. Use your fingertips to massage the soapy water into the bristles.
- Finally, hold the bristles under running water to get rid of any traces of soap.
- Use a towel to gently dry your brush. Fold it around the wet bristles and give it a squeeze.
- Some bristles may have lost their shape; use your fingertips to reshape them.
- Let your brush air dry by setting it over a counter, with the bristles hanging over the edge. Do not lay them on a towel or store them upright. Also, do not use a hair dryer to dry them!
P. S. – Don't dry your brushes in a bathroom; the excess moisture may lead to musty-smelling bristles.
- Disinfect your makeup brushes once in a while by dipping them in a mixture of water and vinegar in the ratio 2:1.
- If the bristles of your brush have stiffened after a wash, take a little conditioner in your hand and gently massage it into the bristles. Rinse it off with lukewarm water.
Now that you know how to clean your makeup brushes, make weekly cleanups a habit to help your brushes last longer, because cleaner tools lead to better makeup! :)