How to Naturally Clean Makeup Brushes
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Spring has finally sprung! Besides the gorgeous rebirth of the season, Spring brings with it a sense of cleanliness. I actually look forward to spring cleaning my home, but it goes much further than that. When is the last time you spring cleaned you cosmetics bag? For me, I like to change out of mascaras, and make sure my nail polishes, lip colors, and eye shadows are in rotation.
I also make sure to clean my makeup brushes! Makeup brushes are a beauty product that we probably use on a weekly, if not daily basis. They get cruddy, and caked up with product fast! I have learned since a teen that washing them is a priority. If you don’t, they could be harboring bacteria that can cause viruses, and breakouts.
Back in the day I actually use to use hair shampoo on my brushes. I didn’t know better and would soak them (eek) and then rub the heck out of them to dry them. In reality I was causing rust to the metal portion, adding more unnecessary chemicals to the fibers, and making them quickly lose their shapes.
What’s the point of a blush brush if the bristles are all fanned out and crazy looking?
These days, I have a simple, yet effective way to clean my makeup brushes. I use witch hazel and water on them bi-weekly. A small spray bottle filled with 2 parts witch hazel and 3 parts purified water is all it takes for most brushes.
Here is how to naturally clean makeup brushes:
Fill a small spray bottle with 2 parts witch hazel and 3 parts purified water, mix
Gather 2-3 three absorbent paper towels on a CLEAN surface and your makeup brushes. 75% of my collection is from EcoTools. I love their quality cosmetics and have been using them since I can remember.
Spritz your brush top surface and back with 2 spritzes each. You will notice the colors of your makeup blending onto the paper towel.
With a clean paper towel, gently dry your brush and reshape the bristles.
Lay on a flat, CLEAN surface until dry. you can also blow dry them on a low, gentler heat.
For brushes that are really waxy or cakey, dip them in the witch hazel and water solution being careful to only wet the bristles.
Allow to dry following above steps.
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