How to Clean Your Makeup Brushes

How to Clean Your Makeup Brushes

Cleaning your makeup brushes is a very important task that should not be neglected or left until later. Knowing how to use makeup and how useful each make-up brush can be is paramount and if you want to have a face that is always perfect, it is vital for your brushes to be in the best condition. The hygiene of your make-up brushes is vital to prevent germs from producing and being passed to your face and also to get a look with a more durable and beautiful finish. Therefore, in this OneHowTo article we'll show you how to clean your makeup brushes so that you can always look perfect.

You'll need:
Steps to follow:

The first thing you should do to clean your makeup brushes is to turn on the tap and let it warm up a little. It is very important that you clean your brushes with warm water and not cold, as cold water will not clean the brush completely.


When the water is warm you can start with the cleaning. To clean the brush you do not need to buy any special product for cleaning make-up brushes. You can do it with baby shampoo or any PH neutral shampoo.


Put a drop or two of shampoo in the palm of your hand, wet it with warm water and rub the brush in your hand with circular movements. It is imperative that the hairs of the brush are facing down at all times. Under no circumstances should you put the brush with the hairs up because water can get into the handle or become stuck in the ring (metal part connecting the handle with the hairs) and rot. Rinse the makeup brush with plenty of water under the tap, also with circular movements, and take care not to wet the metal part.


Repeat step 3 several times until your makeup brush is completely clean. Cleaning make-up brushes is very important to prevent germs from producing and being transferred to your face. It is advisable to clean your makeup brushes at least once a week.


Once the makeup brush is clean, you should let it dry. Do not let it dry with the hairs up. Lie it down on a towel or cloth that will soak up the water until it is completely dry. It will take time to dry so we recommend that you clean your brushes before going to sleep to allow them to dry overnight. Then you can use them the next morning.


It's that fast and easy! In just a few minutes you will have your makeup brush clean and ready for the next time you use it.


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  • It is best to wash the brushes that you use every day two or three times a week.