I got great comments from everyone on my last post about Glamour Mag. recommending we wash our brushes in the dishwasher. We all agreed that that's a big NO!
I had a reader (lisarene2u) request the proper way to wash makeup brushes.
So to follow up from the last post, here is a better way to wash your brushes. This is just how I do it.
First lets get what we'll need.
This is for a deep cleaning. I'll show how I keep them clean between washes after this.
You'll need a cleanser of some sort, a towel, and your brushes of course.
I use generic baby wash from Target. I have used more expensive ones specifically for brushes but I find this works just as good if not better, plus it's cheaper!
Next you'll run your brush under some warm water, holding the brush downward as to not let any water run back into the brush. If the water drips into the brush it can loosen the brush hairs, causing shedding, or falling apart and we don't want that!
Take a small amount of your cleanser in the palm of your hand and run your brush back and forth.
Once you start to work in the cleanser the makeup will start to run from the brush like so.
Rinse to make sure you have all the makeup and cleanser out.
Squeeze out excess water.
Lay brush on your towel to dry. Viola! Your done! No dishwasher needed! Haha!
In between deep washing I still like to keep my brushes clean. This is how I do it. All you need is a cleanser that can be used daily in a spray bottle, your brushes, and a paper towel.
I use the Sephora Daily Brush Cleaner. I like this one because it's anti-bacterial.
Spray some cleaner on the paper towel.
Run your brush across it back and forth and your done!
It's really good to keep your brushes clean because if you don't and you find you have been breaking out it could possibly be because you have been using dirty brushes! Trust me, I know! I used to not keep my brushes as clean as I should have been and I realized it was making me break out because when they were clean my FACE was clean! Haha! I keep my brushes very clean now and I don't break out like I used to!
So I hope that was helpful to you lisarene2u or anyone else! :-)
I have some great posts coming up in the next few weeks on various things, nails of the week, an organizer, skin care, another giveaway too!
I'll be updating my blog sale today as well. If you haven't checked it out click the blog sale tab up top or click the link to the side of the page!
I hope you all are having a great weekend! Today we're working with my son on his Leprechaun trap project for school. Fun stuff! :D
Oh I wanted to Thank my wonderful husband for taking the pictures for me when I was washing my brush, so thanks honey! Even if you didn't want to do it I would have made you! Hahaha! :D
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