How To Clean Your Makeup Brushes!

Makeup brushes are something that come in close contact with our skin everyday. Over a period of time, say a fortnight, product buildup (not to mention dust and grime!) settles deep into the bristles and might give you a rash if you continue to use it as is. Click HERE to find out what all we expose our skins to when we use dirty brushes.

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It’s extremely important that makeup brushes be regularly cleaned and the product build-up properly removed, so that all the grime doesn’t get transferred to your face and cause a bad reaction or worse, a terrible breakout! Read on for two very easy methods (our personal favorites) to clean your makeup brushes.

Method 1 (this one’s super-duper easy and takes not more than 30 minutes!)

Mix one tablespoon of white vinegar in a cup of hot (closer to lukewarm) water. Soak your brushes in the mix for 20 minutes. Finally rinse with hot water followed by cold water. A thorough pat dry with a towel will do it.

Method 2 (this one will make your brush softer and lead to better application of makeup.)

Mix a few drops of antibacterial dish wash soap and some extra virgin olive oil together in a dish and dip your brushes in it. After a few minutes, gently rub the buildup of makeup out of the bristles. Run the bristles under lukewarm water holding the brush at a 45 degrees angle, so that the water doesn’t get into the metal handle (it could loosen the glue inside and cause your brush to come apart). Finally, place a folded paper towel in a cup and place your brushes in it (bristles facing downward). Pat dry and lightly fluff the now-clean-and-soft bristles.

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Tell us in the comments what you think of our methods, or if you know more such easy, lifesaver tricks!