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When and how to clean your makeup brushes?

Makeup brushes are everywhere in our bathrooms. For blush, foundation, terracotta, eyeshadow, it's very simple we use it every day. At least, if you are used to applying makeup, it's a safe bet that you are armed with your makeup brushes. Large, small, fluffy, flat brushes, smudgers, in short, each brush has its uses. But used every day, brushes are veritable nests of microbes for the skin, did you know that? Have you ever washed your brushes and if so, how often should you wash your brushes? Today, we answer all these questions, but above all we give you tips for properly cleaning your makeup brushes !

Is it serious if I don't clean my makeup brushes?

Yes, it is serious! Finally, it is especially not clean! The brushes are real sponges, they contain our skin impurities, the texture of our make-up products, dust and so on. You will quickly understand that by applying these essential little accessories to your precious skin every day, there may be a problem. Imperfections, redness, blackheads, blackheads, dilated pores, oily skin, grainy skin, what if it all came from your brushes? Before getting there and to limit any risk of transmission of bacteria or dirt, clean your makeup brushes regularly to take care of your skin.

And in addition, by cleaning your brushes, you prolong their lifespan , and by deduction, we save money.

How often should you clean your makeup brushes?

It all depends on the type of brush you have in your hands. On average, a professional advises cleaning an eyeshadow brush every fortnight. As for brushes for powders and foundations, it's downright cleaning a week!

And yes, having beautiful skin is something you deserve! So let's get into the habit of cleaning your equipment well (this also applies to makeup sponges).

How do I clean makeup brushes?

Cleaning with baking soda

A good old economical and easy trick is to clean your makeup brushes with baking soda . Four tablespoons of baking soda in a liter of water and presto, immerse all your brushes and let soak overnight. The next morning, rinse and dry your brushes! These will be like new, perfectly sanitized and cleaned.

In white vinegar

Second quick and easy tip:cleaning makeup brushes in white vinegar. All you have to do is immerse them in a glass of warm water in which you have put three tablespoons of white vinegar, wait 10-15 minutes then stir a little before rinsing and leaving to dry!

With olive oil

Another natural trick that works well:olive oil. You must have some in your cupboards. As with white vinegar, just add two scoops to your water and you're done!

In vegetable oil

Coconut oil, argan oil, sweet almond oil? If you have vegetable oil at home, you can use it for washing your makeup brushes. Dilute a few drops in water and soak your brushes before rinsing.

With a mild shampoo or neutral pH soap

To take care of the bristles of your brushes, soak them in a neutral pH soap or wash them with a mild shampoo . You also have the very simple solution of washing with Marseille soap !

How to dry your makeup brushes?

This is THE big question that divides! Ideally, a make-up brush should be dried upside down in a vacuum, but this trick being difficult to achieve, we recommend laying the brushes horizontally on a piece of paper towel or a clean towel. For quick drying, let the brush head hang over the edge of the faucet or piece of furniture.

Above all, do not dry makeup brushes upside down . You risk damaging them and wetting the foot of the brush.

Finally, we give you one last tip to go quickly:the hair dryer , simply!

When to change your makeup brushes?

On average, a makeup brush lasts about a year. But this lifespan varies greatly depending on the quality of your brushes and the use you make of them. If you notice that your brush is losing its bristles or that the bristles are getting coarse, it's probably time to change it!

In summary

  • Makeup brushes wash once a week or once fortnightly for eye makeup brushes.
  • Washing them costs almost nothing since it is advisable to use natural products such as mild soap, mild shampoo, baking soda, white vinegar, etc…
  • With all the tricks we've given you, you'll quickly see the gunk coming off your brushes. The residue gone, you will be all the more satisfied and inclined to place your clean brushes on your face.
  • For those who want to go faster, know that there are also devices specially designed to clean and dry brushes ! In the same spirit, you can also buy a brush mat on which to gently rub them without damaging them.

Did you like these tips? We now invite you to discover how to optimize the storage of your makeup.