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How to Clean Makeup Brushes & How Often (Easiest Way)


How to Clean Makeup Brushes & How Often (Easiest Way)

How to clean makeup brushes? – Cleaning makeup tools is extremely important for girls who make up regularly.

But not everyone knows how to properly wash makeup brushes so that they can be as effective as the first day of purchase.

In this article, YuFace will guide you through cleaning makeup brushes and drying them quickly and properly.


The importance of makeup brush cleaning

The main reason it’s so important to clean your brushes is hygiene. Dirty makeup brushes are loaded with oily makeup products, dead skin cells, and bacteria, which is not good for your face.

In addition to the hygiene factor, clean makeup brushes are also better for application. 

Applying and blending your makeup to perfection is much easier with a clean brush. Using a dirty brush can lead to spotty coverage and other issues.


How often should you be cleaning your makeup brushes?

Ideally, the brushes should be cleaned every time you use them but that may be a real challenge to most of us. Here’s what you can get away with:

For brushes used with powders (such blushes and bronzers): 1-2 times a week. 

For brushes used with liquids or creams: Daily

For sponges: Daily. As far as cleaning your makeup sponge and beauty blender, it should be washed after every use. 


Also read: Makeup Brushes Names & Uses (Ultimate Guide)

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What’s the right way to clean makeup brushes?

The step-by-step routine for cleaning your brushes is as follows:

1Wet the bristles with lukewarm water.

2Squeeze a dollop of gentle shampoo into a glass/mug and fill it with warm water

3Swirl your brushes in the water and gently massage the bristles to further remove the gunk

4Rinse the bristles thoroughly.

5Squeeze out the excess moisture with a clean towel.

6Re-form the brush head back into its original shape.

7Let the brush dry with its bristles hanging off the edge of a counter, which allows it to

8Dry in the correct shape. Never let your brushes dry on a towel, the bristles can turn mildewy.


Once your makeup brushes are nice and clean, you can help keep them that way by storing them the right way. It’s best to keep makeup brushes covered when you’re not using them to protect them from dust and dirt.

And finally, keep in mind that no makeup brush will last forever! If you notice that any of your brushes is shedding, discolored, or has any sort of unpleasant smell, it’s time to replace it!



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