Affordable Way to Clean Your Makeup Brushes Using Products You Already Have at Home

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

If you've been finding your face breakout lately, it could be because of your dirty makeup brushes. Cleaning your brushes is very important as they contain dirty makeup, dust, and oil after using them day after day. 

Be sure to take the proper steps to clean your brushes so that way they last a long time. Not cleaning them the proper way can cause them to shed and break. Makeup brushes are expensive.. and ain't nobody got time for that!

Here's what you'll need:

Rice (optional)

Anti-Bacterial Dish Soap will cleanse your brushes as well as kill all the germs your brush may contain. 

The soap strips your brushes and causes the bristles to get dry so the olive oil will put the moisture back in your brushes and leaving them soft.

Have you ever heard of putting your cell phone in rice after dropping it in water. Same idea. The first time I cleaned my brushes, it seemed like it took days and days for them to dry. The second time I cleaned my brushes, I decided to put rice at the bottom of my bowl. GENIUS! It only took a few hours for them to dry.

Let's get started..

Add dish soap and olive oil to a plate.

Swirl your brush around in the mixture and then swirl your brush in your hand to clean your brush. Set to the side and repeat to all your brushes

With luke-warm water and your brush pointing down, swirl your brush on the palm of your hand under the running water. Keep doing this until the soap is out of your brush and the water runs clear. Gently squeeze any excess water out of your brush Be careful not to pull:) 

Place your brush with the bristles facing down into the rice so any excess water is absorbed by the rice. Rice LOVES water. You can omit the rice if you prefer not to use it. Never let your brushes dry on their side..

(Important Note: We never want to let water seep into the barrel where the bristles are held by glue. Letting water get into the barrel will cause the glue inside to loosen, therefore causing your brush to shed and eventually be ruined.)

Another good tool to use are brush guards. Brush guards are plastic covers that help the bristles keep their shape while drying. 

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