It's Spring! This is the first in a series of Spring Cleaning tips I'll be posting. This time, we're going to focus on cleaning Makeup brushes. I'm definitely guilty of not cleaning my brushes as often as I should. This should be done once a week, because let's face (haha) it, we use these things on our faces daily! A good deep clean can prevent bacteria and keep our skin healthy and blemish free. Read on to see how to properly get your brushes clean.
Deep cleaning: Use Baby Shampoo
Step 1: Wet your brush in warm water getting only the brush hairs wet.
Step 2: Take some baby shampoo in your other hand and start circling the brush into the shampoo.
Step 3: Get a good lather going and then rinse in the warm water squeezing out the soap from the brush hairs.
Step 4: Squeeze out any excess water and lay flat to dry on a towel. Do not put your brushes back in their holders until they are completely dry. You want to avoid turning them vertically where water could get into the handle and loosen the glue of where the bristles and handle meet causing them to fall out.
For quick in between cleanings: Use a Brush Cleaner Spray
Always clean your brush after every use. You don't need to do the deep cleansing steps above, but what I like to do is use a brush cleaner like this one below to clean in between uses. Just spray the brush after use and then swirl against a cloth or paper towel until no more product comes off. This dries pretty quickly so you can use for a different product right after, which is great for eyeshadow brushes.