Weekly Cleaning Challenge

Weekly Cleaning Challenge | Clean Your Makeup Brushes

I love makeup.  I have loved it since I was a child.  I was tiny when I was in elementary school.  I used to sit on the bathroom counter with my feet in the sink, playing with my mom’s makeup. I would spend hours curling my hair, applying eye shadow, and painting my nails.  I longed for the day when I could start wearing makeup for real.  Now that I am an adult I still enjoy makeup.  I wear at least mascara and lip gloss everyday.

If you are a fan of wearing makeup, today’s post is for you.  It is time to clean your makeup brushes.

WEEK 10 | CLEAN YOUR MAKEUP BRUSHES

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HOW OFTEN SHOULD YOU WASH YOUR MAKEUP BRUSHES?

When you use your brushes, bits of makeup, oil, dirt, and even bacteria can get trapped in the bristles. So while it might seem basic, skipping this step can lead to clogged pores and pesky breakouts. According to Allure.com, “Most dermatologists will tell you to soak your tools, especially foundation and concealer brushes, once a week — at minimum — to prevent product buildup. Because these brushes are used on your face, the cleaner, the better.”

HOW TO CLEAN YOUR MAKEUP BRUSHES

Cleaning your makeup brushes does not have to be difficult.  You don’t even need expensive products.  You can purchase brush shampoo or baby shampoo for just a few dollars.  Use the following steps to get your brushes clean:

  1. Begin by running your brushes under lukewarm water, rinsing out all of the residual makeup. Try to focus on the actual bristles while avoiding the part of the brush where handle meets the head, as this can loosen the glue over time.
  2. Fill a bowl with lukewarm water and a squirt of brush 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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