We all know the importance of cleansing our makeup brushes, but I’m sure I’m not alone, in putting it off as much as possible, as it’s such a laborious process. With the use of makeup brushes comes the inevitable task of cleaning them. Dirty brushes have been proven to cause acne, so it’s important to properly clean your brushes in order to keep your skin clear and healthy.
Why You Need to Clean Your Makeup Brushes at Least Once a Month
The main reason why you need to clean your makeup brushes is because they accumulate bacteria from the products that they are used on. This can lead to breakouts and other skin issues.
The cleaning process can be tedious, but it is an important part of maintaining healthy skin. There are a few steps you should follow when it comes to cleaning your makeup brushes:
- 1) Wet the bristles with warm water and then use a brush shampoo or soap to create a lather (this helps remove any build-up of product).
- 2) Rinse the brush with warm water and repeat the wash process until you’ve fully removed all product residue.
- 3) Dry your brushes by laying them flat on towel or paper towel, away from sunlight.
How To Make Your Own Makeup Brush Shampoo
The cost of a makeup brush shampoo, which is not usually included in the price of a makeup brush set, is typically about £6, for a drugstore brush shampoo, but more luxury brands charge more for their brush cleansers, but it’s actually very easy and simple to make your own, and it’ll work just as well as branded makeup brush shampoos.
You will need:
- A bottle or jar (a canning jar works well)
- 2 tablespoons of dish detergent
- 1 tablespoon castile soap (such as Dr Bronner’s Castile Soap)
- 3 tablespoons water
- 5 drops essential oils (optional)
If you want to create your own homemade makeup brush shampoo, there are a few different ways that you can go about it. One way is to use animal fat or vegetable shortening in place of soap. The other option is to use dish washing liquid and distilled water.
You may also choose to omit the soap if you don’t want your brushes to be too fragrant, or if you feel like the soap residue will be too harsh on your skin. If so, just add in a little bit of olive oil and then fill up the rest of the bottle with water.
The animal fat or vegetable shortening can either be melted down first and then mixed with warm water, or they can simply be put into the bottle before adding the water. The dish washing liquid should also be added to this mix.
In conclusion, a makeup brush shampoo is not expensive and it can be made with ingredients that you probably already have at home. The benefits that you will get from this project are the cleanest makeup brushes, the tools to use your favorite product and no more dry skin on the hands.