Cleaning your makeup brushes may not seem the most fun task to do. However, that should always be part of your regular beauty routine. Cleaning your brushes helps keeping bacteria off your face and keeps your brushes in good shape for a long time. Generally, you should clean your natural hairbrushes weekly and your synthetic brushes every other day. Skipping regular cleansing can lead to clogged pores and breakouts because of all the dirt, oil and bacteria that accumulate on the bristles.
Today I am going to show you my way to clean my brushes in 5 steps. All you are going to need is olive oil, baby shampoo and your dirty brushes.
Step 1: Run your brush bristles under lukewarm water. Keep the bristles pointing downwards and avoid the metal clasp of the handle, as this will ruin the glue that holds the bristles.
Step 2: Dip the bristles in the baby shampoo than in the olive oil. Don’t worry the oil don’t make your brushes oily. With the baby shampoo it is just going to make it easier and deeply clean.
Step 3: Swirl the brush bristles in the palm of your hand using circular motions until you work out all the dirt and oil trapped in the bristles.
Step 4: Rinse the brush head facing down under lukewarm water until the water is completely clear, and then squeeze the excess water out of the brush by pulling it in between your thumb and the side of your index finger.
Step 5: Use a paper towel to gently dry off the bristles then lay your brushes flat over a clean cloth to dry over night.
Do not store your brushes upright while drying them because the water will soak down into the shaft causing the glue holding the bristles to loosen. Moreover, never use a hairdryer to dry your brushes because the intense heat will ruin the fibers.