A common question I get is: How should I clean my makeup brushes? Before I tell you how, I’d like to tell you why you should clean them.

Not only does makeup build up make application difficult since you won’t be able to get a true color if there’s an old color already on there. The brushes are also filled with bacteria and germs. If they are your personal brushes, you still need to deep clean them once a week to avoid and skin problems. Skin breaking out but you haven’t changed your skin care routine and there’s no real reason it should be happening? Check your brushes.

Now how to clean: I like to use a few different products to deep clean. Brush cleaner, Clinique’s Rinse Off Foaming Cleanser, and sometimes baby shampoo since it is really gentle. I like to add a small amount of cleaner to each brush and massage into a lather to work the old product out. Be easy with your brushes, you don’t have to fray the hairs or destroy them. Rinse, lather, repeat as needed until the water runs clear.

After they are clean and you have squeezed the excess water out, allow proper time for the brushes to air dry completely. Normally this will be an overnight process. The key is to hang the brush over the edge of your counter so air can circulate all the around the hairs.

Hope this was helpful!

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