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How to clean makeup brushes at home in natural and easy to use ways

How to clean makeup brushes at home in natural and easy to use ways


How to clean makeup brushes at home in natural and easy to use ways

When applying makeup, it is important to use clean brushes. Otherwise, you will risk the growth of bacteria and pimples. Wash your brushes well to remove makeup residue, oils and other impurities and keep your skin looking like a baby!

Method 1: Clean lightly soiled brushes:

1 Check the brushes.

Did you use the brush to apply a powder product or a cream product? If you're using it as a cream product, the brush will need to clean more thoroughly than if you're using it as a powder product. Go to the next section.

2 Run the bristles of the brush under warm water.

Avoid letting water under the metal ring on the handle, as this will dissolve the glue that holds the bristles together. Run the brush under running water until most of the makeup is removed. Make sure the brush bristles are directed in the direction of the water flow to prevent water from getting under the metal ring. Do not use very hot water, as this may damage the bristles.

3 Fill a small bowl or cup with water.

You will need about ¼ cup of warm water. Avoid using hot water, as this may damage the bristles of the brush.

4 Pour baby shampoo into the water.

Add 1 teaspoon of baby shampoo to a glass of water and mix gently. If you don't have baby shampoo, use liquid soap.

5 Dip the brush in the mixture and stir.

Only the lower half of the brush hair should be dipped in the mixture so that no water rises into the handle.

6 Remove the brush from the mixture.

Remove makeup and impurities by gently massaging the bristles of the brush with soapy water using your fingers.

7 Rinse the bristles of the brush with warm water.

Keep massaging the bristles of the brush while running it under warm water until the water runs clear. Avoid getting the handle wet.

8 Dry the bristles of the brush.

Use a towel to gently remove the water and moisture. Wrap the brush in a towel and squeeze it gently.

9 Replace the bristles.

If the bristles are bent during the procedure, you will need to put them back in place. Using your fingers, smooth it out, then peel it again and restore it to its original shape.

10 Let the brush dry.

Do not place the brush on the towel until it is dry, as this may cause it to rot. Instead, place it on a work surface with bristles hanging over the edge.

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Once the brush is completely dry, gently move the bristles. The brush is now ready to use.

Method 2: Take care of your brush and keep it clean

1 Know how often to clean your brushes.

Not only does makeup residue promote bacteria growth, but it can also change the color of the products you apply. Some makeup products can also damage brush bristles if they are soaked too long. Here are some tips for cleaning different types of makeup brushes.

If the brush is made of natural hair, clean it weekly. This is usually the brush you will use for powder products, such as eye shadows and bronzers.

If the brush is synthetic, clean it every day. This is usually the brush you'll use with water-based creams or products, such as lipstick, blush, and liquid or gel eyeliner.

2 Do not dry the brush with the bristles pointing up.

Water will run down the handle and the ferrule may rust or spoil the wood. Water can also dissolve the glue that holds the bristles together. However, you can store it vertically once the brush is completely dry.

3 Do not use a hair dryer or flat iron on your brushes.

The intense heat from these tools will damage the fibres, even if they are natural fibres, such as camel hair. The hair on the brush is more fragile than your own hair.

4 Dry your brushes in a well-ventilated area.

Drying your brushes in a poorly ventilated room, such as a bathroom, can cause the bristles to rot and give off an unpleasant odor. Yak!

5 Store your brushes properly.

Once the brush is dry, store it upright in a cup or flat. Do not store it upside down or it will crush the bristles.

6 Remember to sterilize the brush.

Before drying your brush or even between washes, consider sanitizing it with a mixture of water and vinegar. Don't worry: the strong vinegar smell will dissipate once the bristles are dry. Fill a small bowl with two parts water and one part vinegar. Dip the bristles of the brush into the solution and shake it gently, but avoid wetting the area where the bristles are attached to the handle. Rinse the brush under clean water and allow it to dry.