Cleaning your makeup brushes should be a part of your beauty routine. Do you know oil, dirt, and even bacteria can get caught up in the bristle which could cause aggravating breakouts, skin irritations, and staph infections? So when you think it's "OK" to go another two weeks without cleaning your brushes, you're increasing your chances of contracting those gross infections.
You can never clean your brushes too often. Frankly, you're supposed to wash your brushes after every use to prevent any product buildup. However, we all know that it's impossible to clean your brushes after every use especially if you're a makeup artist or an individual who uses their brushes quite often or on the regular. One way you can minimize germ exposure until you get a chance to clean your brushes is to use a daily brush cleaner and spritzing it on your brushes after each use. The spray purifies and removes all makeup textures from the brushes.
Ok here's what you need to deep clean your brushes:
(2) White cloths
Makeup Brushes Cleanser
Olive Oil or Coconut Oil
1. First, you want to place your brushes under lukewarm water; this will help loosen all of the buildup product that's stuck in your brushes. Remember it's very imperative only to allow the water to fall over the bristles. If the water touches the handle, it could eventually cause the glue to loosen over time resulting to the brush head being dismantled from the handle.
2. Place brush cleaner in the bowl and run lukewarm water in the bowl. Mix the soap with the water in the bowl with your brush tip & allow it to dissolve or to lather.
3. Place your brushes under the running lukewarm water again. You will repeat this step as many times as you like or until the makeup cleaner is removed entirely from the brush.
4. Place the brushes on the white cloth and began to wipe your brushes making sure to reshape as you go. (I use white towels to make sure I can see if all of the product is off the brushes. The product shows up better on white cloth compared to color cloths).
5. Place the second clean white cloth on a flat surface. You will then put the brushes on the new clean towel and hang the brushes on the flat surfaces allowing the bristle to air dry. You want to make sure the bristles aren't touching anything that's wet. The drying process could take between 6-12 hours depending on the size of the brush and bristles.
6. Once are halfway dry, place a drop of Olive Oil or Coconut oil in the palm of your hands. Rub your hands together and massage the bristles of the brushes while reshaping them. (The Oil will help the bristles to remain soft).
7. Once dry, pat yourself on the back because you have properly clean your makeup brushes like a Pro.