There are variety of methods for clean your makeup brushes. One of the most crucial things to do is find the most effective way for your individual needs to fit effortlessly into your daily routine.
Cleansing your makeup sponges your makeup bag’s interior bags of your cosmetic bag Tweezers and lash curlers are all important and shouldn’t be forgotten about.
I wash my makeup brushes using the silicone/rubber cleaning mat (or in my hands) and a small amount of baby shampoo. It certainly reduces drying time, but I still prefer the traditional method of washing your brushes with a needle. However, you can also purchase an electronic cleaner for your brushes to make a different choice.
Don’t share your makeup brush or applicators.
1. Cleaning Makeup Brushes with Soap or Shampoo
- Make a mix of some shampoo with anti-bacterial properties, soap or baby shampoo, as well as warm water. Some prefer using wash-up liquid. Adding small amount of olive oil to your shampoo or soap could help dissolve dirt and grime to make it easier to clean your hair; however, you must use only the minimum amount of oil to avoid leaving residue.
- Lightly swirl the brush into the soap/shampoo mixture and water, then rinse and repeat until the bristles have completely clean.
- Rinse thoroughly with clean water, and then gently squeeze the water. Do not pull bristles. Instead, squeeze gently to ensure that all soap and water have been gone.
- Shape your brushes before drying them. When they dry, they might require a tiny amount of fluffing. Please make use of your hands and fingers to form the wet brush hairs into their original shape.
- Distribute your brushes over a towel on the edge of the sink or worktop to let them dry effectively. It is best to keep them in a warmer room rather than a cold, humid, and dark bathroom, so they dry faster.
- Be sure to clean the handles also. I’ve used one of the Ane double-sided face cloths to do this small task.
- To cut down on time, I usually wash three brushes in one go, but using a bundling technique in my hand, particularly the eye brushes, is just more efficient and equally effective.
2. Using a Cleansing Mat
I enjoy using a rubber or silicone cleansing mat to wash my brushes. It’s just a little more friction to move the brushes around instead of using your palm hand.
A baby shampoo and cleansing mats are my preferred method of cleaning the makeup brush. You can also try an exclusive cosmetic brush cleanser or cleanser, but it’s all on your personal preferences.
3. Making use of an electronic brush cleaner and dryer
There are a variety of these cleaners for makeup brushes available. I’ll admit that I’ve not tried one, but I do prefer my baby shampoo and cleansing mats currently. They use a centrifugal spinning technology that cleanses and dries your makeup brushes. It is a quick method to speed down the procedure.
4. Quick Clean between uses or remove them from your brushes while you’re using them.
For example, you can apply an anti-bacterial spray for sterilizing brushes between use or to remove excess product. When you’re creating an eye look, you’ve got too much pigment on the brush. Spray a couple of small bursts and then swirl it onto either a paper towel or tissue to remove excess pigment.
5. How do you remove makeup from your sponge beauty blender?
- Squeeze the sponge under the running water until the sponge is completely wet.
- If you’re using soap bars, you can rub them with your hands until it creates a soapy lather. If you’re using liquid soap, only a tiny amount of the liquid is on the sponge.
- Massage or rub your soap in the blender. Make sure that the sponge can absorb the soap.
- Rinse and squeeze to ensure that the sponge remains clean.
- Place the sponge in a dish and allow it to dry out in the sun.
6. Mistakes To Avoid When Cleaning Your Makeup Brushes
- Submerging and / or soaking in water. Soaking the handles can cause damage and disintegration of the glue between bristles and brush handle, causing brush shed.
- Using very hot or boiling water. This can also weaken the bond between bristles and the handle, causing shedding. Lukewarm water is the best.
- Drying incorrectly. Lay your brushes flat on the counter, or with a downwards angle, or you want to hand them out with the heads of the brushes pointing towards the downwards. Avoid using hot hair dryers and allow enough time for your hair to dry the next day. Larger brushes, in particular, don’t always dry overnight if the temperatures are colder.
- Not having a regular routine to clean your makeup brushes. Cleaning your brushes is a must at least every week, and your primary face brushes are cleaned at least every two days. If you’re regularly cleaning brushes, they will become simpler and faster to wash, plus your skin will feel healthier as well!