People generally overlook this thing, but cleaning makeup brushes is one of the most important things we must do. There are so many bacteria present on your face daily. When these bacteria come in contact with your makeup brush, they transmit onto your brush. Just imagine, if you are using the same brush every time, without cleaning, how much bacteria you are transferring to your face! Not only this, dirty makeup brushes can lead to dull complexion and blocked pores.
It is very vital to understand about how to clean makeup brushes at home? A sparkling clean and disinfected makeup brush ensures that your products are applied with perfect color veracity. If you clean your brush daily it will look new for years and remove dirt, dead skin cells, bacteria, old makeup and oil.
There is one more important benefit, if you will keep your makeup brush clean and that is softness. Makeup layers on your brushes can make it rough and can even scratch your skin. Cleaning your brushes on a daily basis is even more beneficial if you have a sensitive skin.
If you have not given so much importance to your brushes, now is the high time to think about them. After how many weeks do you clean your brushes? Make it a habit to clean your brushes daily, if you apply makeup every day. Try to clean it at night so that you will get a neat and dry brush in the morning.
So, here are some effective ways to clean up your brushes at home:
Sponge And Detergent:
Take a clean and wet sponge. Drench your brush completely. Drop a small amount of baby shampoo or detergent on your sponge. To get a good amount of froth you can also whirl your brush on the sponge. After all these, use lukewarm water to rinse your brush. Make sure that you clean all the detergent or shampoo from the brush. Lastly, squeeze out the excess water and keep it on a dry towel.
Almond Oil or Olive Oil:
If you have not cleaned your brush from quite long and your brush is highly embedded in makeup then it is the best method to do so. Take a small amount of almond oil or olive oil on a clean paper towel. Make sure you do not use much oil otherwise your brush will become soaked with oil. Twirl your dry brush onto the towel. After this, clean your brush completely and place it on a clean towel to dry.
First, let me explain to you what are beauty blenders. They are basically those sponges which are non – disposable and help you to apply your makeup flawlessly. Cleaning your beauty blender may take a little bit of your time in the rinsing process but it is worth it. The process is almost the same as makeup brushes. You just have to damp your beauty blender with lukewarm water and put a small amount of detergent on it. You can also take a small amount of detergent or baby shampoo in your hands and roll or rub the blender completely until the detergent enters into it thoroughly. After that, you have to rinse your beauty blender with water, which is not an easy task. As a beauty blender soaks up a lot of product at a time, you may have to repeat this rinsing process twice or thrice to get the blender nicely cleaned up. Make sure, that after every cleaning session, you remove the excess amount of water. Keep it on a flat place to let it dry.
You should never forget the handle of your brush, after cleaning the brush. If you do not clean the handle of your brush, just remember that whatever will be there on your brush will pass on to everything else you touch. Cleaning the handle is an easy task, you just have to pour some rubbing alcohol on a towel and chafe it over the handle of your brush.
So, these were some great tips by which you will definitely get to know about how to clean makeup brushes at home. Try these methods and keep your brushes neat, clean and new forever.
Originally posted 2015-01-27 11:01:59.