Monday, October 29, 2012

Makeup Monday: 3 Ways to Clean Your Brushes

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If you want your brushes to last you need to clean them properly; to clean your brushes properly you need to wash them. This is one of the most important things to do and tends to be the most overlooked. Makeup brushes can be a breeding ground for bacteria, think of how many times you have touched it to your face to the product of choice and vice versa over and over, and how much bacteria is on your face daily because of the natural elements we're exposed to and the oil it produces.
Read more about how to clean your brushes after the jump..

How to Naturally Clean Your Makeup Brushes:
1. 1 tablespoon of white vinegar in a cup of hot water, soak for 5-10 minutes, rinse and pat dry. Not only is it inexpensive but dissolves grease and makeup without leaving film residue
Other simple ways:
2. Old fashioned soap and water: Gently rub the soap into the bristles of your brush working the product throughout the item.
3. Mix olive oil, dish soap, and water-this is great for disinfecting AND conditioning your brushes.
 Regular Cleaning Will Help To Remove:
  • Dead Skin Cells
  • Bacteria
  • Oil/Grease
  • Dirt
Regular cleaning will help keep your brushes soft. I clean mine at a minimum of once a week. I make sure to clean them in the afternoon so that they are dry and ready to go the next morning.


  1. The olive oil and dishsoap worked best for me. The vinegar worked for if I do itright away but since I put things down and forget about them LOL I let it soak in the dishsoap.

  2. Katherine I tend to do the same thing! Out of sight out of mind. The vinegar is great for cutting out grease though I wouldn't leave it soaking. Soaking in dishsoap will definitly do the trick. Thanks for commenting. :)


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