Cleaning brushes is vital for all makeup users! Dirty brushes harbour bacteria which in term can cause skin infections and aggravate acne. Brushes which haven’t been cleaned in a long time can also shed hair & not last as long as brushes which are cleaned!
I personally clean my brushes up to three times a week! And that’s just a deep clean!
I also normally spot clean them after every time I have used them. This is because I don’t want the colours I have used to change and if I have had a spot, I don’t want to be respreading the bacteria across my face.
To spot clean my brushes I always use the B. Makeup Brush Cleanser from Superdrug and just rub off any excess product with an old towel.
I also always deep clean my brushes after I have used them on people. This is because you don’t know what bacteria they have on their own skin and you don’t want to pass on any to yourself.
How to Clean Deep Clean Brushes
1. I tend to fill my bathroom sink with lukewarm water & dip the brushes tips in. I then make sure that I do not get the base of the brush hairs wet as this can loosen the glue which secures the hairs. As the sink fills with water, I make a mixture of baby shampoo &a dash of baby oil to clean my brushes with. The dash of the baby oil helps breaks down the makeup build up on my brushes, & the baby shampoo cleans the brushes nicely!
2. After I have gotten my brushes wet, I tend to dip the brushes in the mixture I have made. I then kind of swill them on my palm over the sink & repeat the process until the brushes are 100% clean.
3. Once this is done, I reshape the brush hairs & leave them to dry naturally either on the side or hanging upside down. Never stand them up straight to dry as the water can seep into the glue at the base!