How To Clean Your Makeup Brushes

Cleaning a makeup brush might sound a little obvious at first, isn’t it? It can definitely be a pain but it’s a bit more complicated than you think. It’s worth learning how to clean them considering the fact that you will be using your perfect foundation to apply it with. It won’t only be cleaner but the tool will also perform better. If you have patchy blush or some streaky foundation, the dirt and oil in the brush is what to blame. According to many dermatologists, dirt and oil in brushes can be the reason to blame for many break outs. To help you out, we are asking Shop UBC’s team of experts to help us understand the best way to clean your brushes.

How often should I clean my brushes?
This question clearly varies by person but it strictly varies upon how often you use your brush. Since the brushes are easily prone to bacteria, it would be the best idea to clean them as often as possible. The ideal amount would be to deep rinse at least once every ten days. As mentioned, brushes are prone to bacteria and it is very important to clean them to make sure your skin is not exposed to any dirt.

Is it hard to clean my brush? What Do I need?
It is fairly easy and all you need is a squirt of shampoo and some lukewarm water.

How often should I buy a new brush?
As long as you regularly clean them, there is no reason to replace them from a cleanliness perspective. We would recommend replacing the brushes when the bristles start to fall out.

5 Steps to Clean Your Brush
1) Begin by running your brush under lukewarm water, rinsing out all of the residual makeup. Try to focus on the actual bristles while avoiding the part of the brushes where the handle meets the head, as this can loosen the glue over time.
2) Fill a bowl with lukewarm water and a squirt of shampoo, and gently swirl your brush tip in the water. If you need to, you can also swirl the brush in the palm of your hand to work up a lather.
3) Rinse the brush tip under running water once again. Repeat steps two and three until the water runs clear from the brush.
4) Use a cloth to wipe your brush clean, reshaping the bristles as you go.
5) Lay your brushes flat on a cloth to dry.
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