So, I know how tedious it is to wash your make up brushes, however it must be done!
If you don’t wash your make up brushes on the regular, you are basically spreading bacteria and germs all over your face the causes congestion and breakouts – yuck. Personally, I think make up brushes should be washed once a week at least. If you are like me and have very acne prone skin, I would wash them every two or so days. If I have a really bad breakout that day I will wash the brushes immediately after use.
If you wash your brushes properly you won’t risk ruining them, and they will still last you years! Below is my technique for washing my brushes. They are all still good as new and I have owned some of them for about six years.
Firstly, I like to fill up the sink with some warm (not hot) water and pour in some cleanser. I choose to wash my brushes with cleanser as it kills the bacteria and is relatively gentle on the bristles. I don’t use the cleanser that I am currently using on my face in my skincare routine. I use either samples I have received or a cleanser I am no longer using. I will leave the brushes soaking for up to half an hour depending on whether I have some cleaning to do.
I have been using my old Dermalogica Clear Start cleanser to wash my brushes lately.
Once the brushes have soaked, I then drain all the water out of the sink and begin to deep clean each brush separately. I squeeze out a pea sized amount of cleanser onto each brush and begin to massage the cleanser into the bristles.
Sometimes I need to repeat the above step several times in order for all of the make up to be removed.
Once I have cleaned my brushes I lay them on a flat surface so that they can air dry. If possible I put them in a room where a fan is in operation to help them dry a bit quicker.
If you didn’t want to wash your brushes with a facial cleanser, you can alternatively use baby shampoo as this is also gentle. I feel like a hand soap is a little too harsh to use on the brushes, and considering it is not cheap at all to buy new brushes you want to protect them as much as possible!
Thank you for reading!