To be honest, I hate cleaning my makeup brushes. I really hate it. Cleaning your makeup brushes can be messy, and you have to plan it out so that they have time to dry before you need to make your face up again. It seems easier to just throw out the old brushes and buy new ones, or to just put off cleaning them and risk the terrible things that can happen from using them dirty. So, here are the reasons why you should, and how to easily clean your makeup brushes.
We are well aware that continually using dirty brushes can clog pores and increase acne, but did you know that by using dirty brushes you’re at risk of a staph infection. According to Good Housekeeping, you are! Good Housekeeping published a list of 9 Terrible Things that Happen when you use Dirty Makeup Brushes, it might make you think twice about cleaning your brushes more often.
9 Terrible Things that Happen when you use Dirty Makeup Brushes
One. Your pores can get clogged.
Two. You could get a staph infection.
Three. Your makeup will look worse.
Four. You could get pink eye.
Five. Your skin can get irritated.
Six. You’ll waste your money.
Seven. You can pull your eye lashes out.
Eight. You risk getting more wrinkles.
Nine. You may attract bugs.
Read the full article here.
After reading this article, I was determined to start giving my makeup brushes some love. I went on a hunt for a DIY makeup brush cleaner. I’m all about saving some money and if I’m going to start cleaning my brushes regularly I really don’t want to be buying expensive cleaner every month! I found a DIY makeup brush cleaner recipe and decided to give it a try.
DIY Makeup Brush Cleaner Recipe
1/2 Cup Water
1 Tbsp Dish Soup
2 Tbsp White Vinegar
Okay, I’m all about simplicity, so when I stumbled across this recipe on Pinterest, I thought it was worth giving a try. I had all of the ingredients in my kitchen so it didn’t get much easier than that, and, to top it off ,my mom got me a brush cleaning pad for Christmas. It was a hint that I really should start washing my brushes, so let’s get to it!
First, mix up your cleaning solution. Then wet your makeup brush with warm water.
Second, dip your wet makeup brush into cleaning solution and swirl the brush on a textured surface alternating directions. I’m using Precision Beauty Brush Cleaning Pad.
(Similar brush cleaning mat linked below)
Third, rinse brushes clean of all cleaning solution and remaining makeup.
After rinsing clean, you will want to shape brushes into original shape.
Last, repeat the process with all makeup brushes and then lay on a dry flat surface to allow makeup brushes to dry completely.
Below there are some affordable and similar makeup
cleaning mats linked to help you clean your makeup brushes!