It’s important to keep your makeup brushes clean to avoid bacteria building up on them. This bacteria can cause breakouts and infections.
Weekly cleanings are best for commonly used brushes. Honestly, I don’t get around to it every week but I’m trying to get in the habit. It’s much better for our skin if we keep our brushes very clean!
The only problem is many makeup brush cleaners, and even many of the DIY cleaners, have poor ingredients that can also be harmful to us.
Because makeup brushes can have oil build up you want to use something that cuts through oil. I have tried a few methods but found this method to be the best.
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How to Deep Clean Your Makeup Brushes
- Put about half an inch of warm water into a cup with about 15 drops Dr. Bronner’s castile soap.
- Put just the brushes in the soapy water, avoiding the ferrule (the metal part).
- Put about a drop of soap on your hand and gently rub a brush on your hand to work the soap into your brush.
- Rinse the brush, repeat until the water runs clear.
- Let the brushes dry on a towel, making sure the brushes point down so the water doesn’t go into the wooden handles.
Once you get in the habit of cleaning your brushes it’s very quick and easy. The drying time is the most time consuming part but just leave them overnight and normally they will be dry by morning.
If you are looking for new brushes I highly recommend EcoTools. They are synthetic brushes with bamboo handles. They are sustainability made and very high quality brushes. They are also very affordable! The brushes in the photos are all from EcoTools.
How often do you clean your brushes and what are your favorite brush brands? Share in the comments below.