~ How to clean Make-up Brushes…

Happy Thanksgiving!! Hope you all have a wonderful long weekend and have lot to be thankful for in your life. I surely do!

This long weekend, take some time to pamper yourself and give some much needed love to your skin. I’ve talked about skin care in various posts, ~ Skincare 101… and ~ Cleansing, Toning & Moisturizing (CTM)… Skin Care Basics!!, but there is another very important factor when it comes to clean, healthy skin and that is maintaining clean and hygienic make-up brushes.

With often use or being stored away, bacteria tend to accumulate and grow on the brushes resulting in our skin to break-out. Ofcourse, the life of brushes also depend on where you bought them from, how much they cost and also how you store your them, but cleaning is essential no matter what.

I clean my brushes monthly, and in this post, I am sharing some ways to clean your make up brushes.

How to Clean Makeup Brushes:

1) Easiest way to clean is to use Baby Shampoo (since it’s mild) with hot water and soak the makeup brush for about 20 minutes, rinse with water and then dry on a clean towel.

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2) Another way is to use Olive Oil and Dish washing Detergent. This method is for those brushes that are used with creamy foundations, since those are more stubborn to clean.

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3) The easiest and I would say laziest way to clean the brushes is using a bar of soap. Choose a non-scented soap, placed in a bowl so it does not slip away. Now swirl the brush in circular motion to create lather but ensure the soap does not enter the barrel of the makeup brush since it can damage the glue that sticks the bristles to the handle and this could lead to breaking your brush. Wash gently and with  warm water to get rid of all the soap lather, dry laying flat on a clean face towel or washcloth.

Preferably, leave the brushes to dry over-night and definitely do not use a hair dryer to dry the brushes, since the heat can damage the bristles.

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Hope these tips were helpful and now you can use a clean brush to dress up the Diva in you!!

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