HOW TO CLEAN MAKE-UP BRUSHES

Often times, we only think about how we use our make-up brushes for beautifying our looks. However, we didn’t consider the fact that cleaning them is also a way of maintaining our beauty. Make-up tools like brushes are commonly used in contouring and concealing that’s why bits of makeup, oil, dirt, and even bacteria have the possibility to get trapped in the bristles which might lead to clogged pores and pesky breakouts.

We, girls, doesn’t want that to happen right? Well then, let’s start cleaning our make-up brushes with these easy methods!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

METHOD 1: USING SHAMPOO

 

What You Need:

  • Lukewarm water
  • Shallow bowl
  • Shampoo
  • Clean cloth
  • Dry towel

Instructions:

Before starting anything else, prepare your cleaning tools first. Gather around and grab your shampoo (or if preferred, a baby shampoo), lukewarm water, clean cloth, dry towel, and a shallow bowl. Do the cleaning in the sink to make things easier and quicker to accomplish.

Start by rinsing out gently all of your make-up brushes with a running water to remove residues and dirt. After you do this, make a water-shampoo mixture in a shallow bowl. Swirl the tip of the brushes gently in the mixture. But if you prefer a quicker way, you can also swirl it up in your palm to work up a lather. Once it’s done, rinse the tip of the brushes under running water again. Use a clean cloth to wipe the brushes and to reshape the bristles then lay your brushes flat on a dry towel to dry.

METHOD 2: USING BAR SOAP

 

What You Need:

  • Lukewarm water
  • A shallow bowl
  • A bar of soap
  • Clean cloth
  • Dry towel

Instructions:

Similarly as the shampoo method, starting everything by preparing all your cleaning tools. Gather around and grab your bar of soap (if preferred, a plain soap), lukewarm water, clean cloth, dry towel, and a shallow bowl. Do the cleaning in the sink to make things easier and quicker to accomplish.

First, rinse out gently all of your make-up brushes with a running water to remove residues and dirt. After you do this, Wet the bar soap in a lukewarm water then place it inside the shallow bowl. Swirl the tip of the brushes gently over the soap. Once it’s done, rinse the tip of the brushes under running water again. Use a clean cloth to wipe the brushes and to reshape the bristles then lay your brushes flat on a dry towel to dry.

METHOD 3: USING VINEGAR

 

What You Need:

  • Lukewarm water
  • Shallow bowl
  • Vinegar
  • Clean cloth
  • Dry towel

Instructions:

Then again, prepare your cleaning tools first before doing anything else. Gather around and grab your vinegar (most likely white vinegar), lukewarm water, clean cloth, dry towel, and a shallow bowl. As always, do the cleaning in the sink to make things easier and quicker to accomplish.

Begin with rinsing out gently all of your make-up brushes with a running water to remove residues and dirt. After you do this, make a water-vinegar mixture in a shallow bowl. Swirl the tip of the brushes gently in the mixture. Once it’s done, rinse the tip of the brushes under running water again. Use a clean cloth to wipe the brushes and to reshape the bristles then lay your brushes flat on a dry towel to dry.

 

 

 

 

METHOD 4: USING COCONUT OIL

What You Need:

  • Lukewarm water
  • Shallow bowl
  • Coconut oil
  • Clean cloth
  • Dry towel

Instructions:

Prepare your cleaning tools first before doing anything else. Gather around and grab your coconut oil (most likely virgin coconut oil), lukewarm water, clean cloth, dry towel, and a shallow bowl. And always, do the cleaning in the sink to make things easier and quicker to do.

Start by rinsing out gently all of your make-up brushes with a running water to remove residues and dirt. After you do this, pour a tablespoon of coconut oil in a shallow bowl. Swirl the tip of the brushes gently in the coconut oil. Once it’s done, rinse the tip of the brushes under running water again. Use a clean cloth to wipe the brushes and to reshape the bristles then lay your brushes flat on a dry towel to dry.

 

 

METHOD 5: USING OLIVE OIL

What You Need:

  • Lukewarm water
  • Shallow bowl
  • Olive oil
  • Clean cloth
  • Dry towel

Instructions:

Just like the other methods, prepare your cleaning tools first before doing anything else. Gather around and grab your olive oil, lukewarm water, clean cloth, dry towel, and a shallow bowl. Similarly like the other methods, do the cleaning in the sink to make things easier and quicker to finish.

Well, begin with rinsing out gently all of your make-up brushes with a running water to remove residues and dirt. After you do this, pour a tablespoon of olive oil in a shallow bowl. Swirl the tip of the brushes gently in the olive oil. Once it’s done, rinse the tip of the brushes under running water again. Use a clean cloth to wipe the brushes and to reshape the bristles then lay your brushes flat on a dry towel to dry.

 

METHOD 6: RUBBING ALCOHOL

What You Need:

  • Lukewarm water
  • Shallow bowl
  • Rubbing Alcohol
  • Clean cloth
  • Dry towel

Instructions:

Always prepare your cleaning tools before doing anything else. Gather around and grab your rubbing alcohol, lukewarm water, clean cloth, dry towel, and a shallow bowl. Likewise, do the cleaning in the sink to make things easier and quicker to get done.

Well, begin with rinsing out gently all of your make-up brushes with a running water to remove residues and dirt. After you do this, pour a tablespoon of rubbing alcohol in a shallow bowl. Swirl the tip of the brushes gently in the rubbing alcohol. Once it’s done, rinse the tip of the brushes under running water again. Use a clean cloth to wipe the brushes and to reshape the bristles then lay your brushes flat on a dry towel to dry.

 

 

METHOD 7: FACIAL CLEANSER

 

What You Need:

  • Lukewarm water
  • Shallow bowl
  • Facial cleanser
  • Clean cloth
  • Dry towel

Instructions:

First of all, prepare all your cleaning tools. Gather around and grab your facial cleanser (most likely mild facial cleanser, do not use strong chemical facial cleansers), lukewarm water, clean cloth, dry towel, and a shallow bowl. Then again, do the cleaning in the sink to make things easier and quicker to finish.

Now, rinse out gently all of your make-up brushes with a running water to remove residues and dirt. After you do this, make a water-facial cleanser mixture in a shallow bowl. Swirl the tip of the brushes gently in the mixture. But if you prefer a quicker way, you can also swirl it up in your palm to work up a lather. Once it’s done, rinse the tip of the brushes under running water again. Use a clean cloth to wipe the brushes and to reshape the bristles then lay your brushes flat on a dry towel to dry.

ADDITIONAL TIPS:

  • Do not use heat on your brushes! Let them dry at their own pace.
  • Do not soak your brushes in water! This will ruin the glue in the handle.
  • Do not use a blow dryer or rub them dry for it will shorten the brush’s life span.
  • When drying your brushes, do not leave them standing up because this might cause water to seep down and damage the brush.
  • You need to let the brushes dry 100% before you use them to paint your face again. Using nearly dry brushes might cause its damage.
  • Brush handles are occupied with germs and dirt too, so they also need a good cleansing. Do not forget to cleanse the handles after you are through with the bristles.
  • If you want an on-the-go quick cleaning for your brushes, you can use wet wipes to remove the residues and dirt. This will save you time if you’re in a hurry, anytime and anywhere.
  • If possible, buy a makeup brush organizer or holder. This will help your makeup brushes cleaner and stay protected because they won’t pick up extra residues of makeup dust that lives at the bottom of your bag.
  • If you love having makeup parties or you have friends or roommates that always borrow your makeup, make sure to clean them more often.
  • If possible, clean your makeup brushes with products that you already have in your house for you to save money.

 

Okay, since you already learned the different methods and tricks on how to clean you make-up brushes quickly and easily, well then, let’s make a deal. If you wear makeup all the time be sure to clean your makeup brushes once a week. If not wearing make up regularly then clean it monthly. Keep in mind that once you use it, you have to clean it. However, over cleaning should be avoided too to prevent brush damage. Maintain and store your make up brushes in a brush organizer or holder for you to properly use them. Only use natural cleansers to keep your brushes always new and smooth.