Keeping your makeup brushes clean can sometimes feel like a bit of a chore, but it’s really important to clean them regularly in order to prevent the issues that come with dirty brushes like blemishes, breakouts and other skin issues. Since no one wants to experience the negative impact of not washing your makeup brushes regularly, I’ve put together a few tips to help you out.
Use a Cleansing Glove
Cleansing gloves can be picked up for a few dollars and they really are a must-have tool for cleaning your brushes. These gloves will stop you from staining your hands with makeup and also help to remove stubborn build-ups from the brushes. I’d recommend using these gloves to give your brushes a quick spot clean after each use to help make sure they are ready for use whenever you need them.
Try Johnson’s Baby Oil
One of the problems that you might find when you’ve washed your brushes in the past is that they can sometimes become a little rougher or stiffer – not exactly what you want for an even application. For those brushes that need to stay soft, I’d recommend using a little bit of Johnson’s Baby Oil after they have been cleaned to keep them soft and smooth.
Don’t Get the Base of the Bristles Wet
Thorough cleaning of your brushes is definitely important, but you should also be careful about how vigorously you are cleaning them. Try not to get the base of the bristles too wet or covered in whatever cleaning product you are using – most brush bristles are fixed with glue, and if you’re not careful, you might end up dislodging the bristles. Nobody wants a sparsely bristled makeup brush! So, it’s best to be as gentle as possible while giving your brushes their bath.
Do a Deep Cleanse Once a Week
Giving your brushes a quick spot clean after each use is a good way to stop build-up, but they’ll never be enough on their own to keep your brushes entirely clean. If you wear makeup very regularly then I recommend giving your brushes a really good clean and deep cleanse at least once a week. If you wear makeup less regularly, make sure that you do the same if it has been over a week since you last used your brushes. Regular deep cleanses of your brushes are the best way to avoid any skin issues and it really doesn’t take as long as you think.