How to clean makeup brushes, and how often?

How to clean makeup brushes

How to clean makeup brushes

Question: How to clean makeup brushes, and how often?
Keeping your makeup brushes clean is key to removing bacteria that may buildup over time. Most experts recommend cleaning your brushes once a month in warm, soapy water. To do so, take a fresh bar of soap and run your brush and the soap under warm water. Then rub the brush over the soap to remove all the makeup buildup. Next pat the brush on a clean, dry paper towel to remove any excess dirt. Another way to clean your brushes is by dipping them in a dish filled with shampoo and water. Again be sure to pat the brushes on a clean towel to remove the excess dirt and water. A third option involves dipping the brush in a mixture of olive oil and dish soap. This not only gets your brushed clean, it also helps to condition the bristles.

No matter which option you choose, be sure to thoroughly rinse your brushes off and lay them flat to dry overnight. If you are short on time, consider using a hair dryer to dry your brushes.

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