Dirty makeup brushes and sponges are a source of bacteria and can eventually cause unclean skin and even breakouts of acne. That is why in this blog I am going to tell you how to keep your brushes and sponges nice and clean. 

According to many dermatologists and makeup artists, even cleaning your makeup brushes once a month is not enough. They recommend doing this at least every two weeks or when you see that the brushes are very dirty. In addition, it depends on how often you use your makeup brushes how quickly they get dirty. Anyway, how can you keep them clean properly and easily? 
Choosing the Right Cleaning Products

Gentle Brush Cleansers: Opt for mild, non-alcoholic brush cleansers that can effectively remove makeup residues, oils, and bacteria without damaging the bristles. Look for products enriched with soothing ingredients like tea tree oil or aloe vera, which are beneficial for the skin. 

Antibacterial Brush Sprays:  These convenient sprays are perfect for quick, on-the-go cleaning. They kill bacteria effectively and eliminate any surface dirt or residual makeup. Ideal for busy women, simply spray them on a tissue and gently swipe your brushes to refresh them between deep cleanings.

Deep Cleaning Techniques

Hand Washing Method: Start by rinsing your brushes under lukewarm water. Gently massage a small amount of brush cleanser into the bristles until they lather. Rinse thoroughly, ensuring no residue remains. Gently squeeze out excess water and reshape the bristles. Lay your brushes flat on a clean towel and allow them to air dry completely.

Silicone Brush Cleaning Mat: To promote the cleaning process, invest in a silicone brush cleaning mat. These mats have different textures and ridges that effectively remove makeup from deep within the bristles. Apply a small amount of cleanser to the mat, wet your brushes, and gently swirl them around on the different textured sections. Rinse thoroughly and dry as mentioned above.

The After Care
Drying: Lay your brushes flat on a clean towel or cloth to dry. This helps prevent any water from seeping into the ferrule (the metal part that holds the bristles in place), which can weaken the glue and lead to shedding.

Shape the bristles: While the brushes are still damp, reshape the bristles to their original form. Use your fingers to gently reshape and reform the bristles, ensuring they maintain their original shape.

Avoid direct sunlight and heat: Keep your brushes away from direct sunlight and heat sources as this can cause the bristles to become brittle and lose their shape. Instead, find a well-ventilated area to let them air dry naturally.

Allow sufficient drying time: Depending on the brush size and density, it may take several hours to overnight for the brushes to completely dry. Ensure they are thoroughly dry before using them again to prevent any moisture buildup that can lead to bacteria growth.

I hope you enjoyed this blog, stay tuned for weekly new posts girl. 

How to clean your makeup brushes at home