We paint, contour, and apply makeup to our face using our brushes daily, but how often are those brushes being cleaned after use? Turns out, not enough. According to dermatologists and makeup artist, we should be cleaning our tools on a weekly basis — at least — in order to prevent bacteria buildup, which can ultimately lead to unwanted breakouts. 5FtSix recommends cleaning your makeup brushes daily which is easy to do using the method that I will show you. Read on to find out how to clean up your makeup brushes the right way, daily.
Cleaning your makeup brushes regularly can extend the life of the bristles and make for a better makeup application. If makeup brushes are dirty, makeup application will be spotty and blending will be difficult.
What should you use to clean your makeup brushes?
The best (and most thorough) method for cleaning your tools requires only a napkin or two and a bottle of Daily Brush Cleanser that you can pick up from Sephora. Gone are the days of using soap and water to clean and ruin your brushes. Gone are the days of waiting for your brushes to dry. This cleanse method makes brushes available for instant use after cleaning them. This product also conditions brushes so that they are kept in good condition.
How do you clean the brushes?
Follow these 3 steps for cleaner, good-as-new brushes, and blenders
- Gather your dirty makeup brushes, a couple of napkins, and the bottle of makeup brush cleanser.
- Place two sprays of makeup brush cleanser onto the napkin or towel that you are going to use to cleanse your brushes.
- Rub the bristles of the brushes against the paper towel with the product and keep rubbing the brush until the product is no longer on the brush. (There should be no need to reshape the brush head, but do so if necessary)
Your brush is now clean and ready to go! You can now go out and look fabulous. Cleaning your brushes daily will assist in keeping your face break-out free.
Do you recommend any makeup brush cleaning products?
Sephora Collection The Cleanse: Daily Brush Cleaner
Yes! I use ‘The Cleanse: Daily Brush Cleaner by Sephora. This brush cleaner keeps my brushes in good condition and its WAY better than the soap and water method. Regular soap and water cause damage to brushes. Makeup brushes are an investment in makeup brushes. So, take good care of them using this daily brush cleaner. Catch you later, 5FTSixers!