How to Properly Clean Your Makeup Brushes

by - 5/12/2020 12:00:00 AM

Whether you're using my DIY makeup brush cleaner or you're using your favorite store brought one. It's so important to know how to properly clean your makeup brushes. Dermatologist recommends that you clean your makeup brushes at least every 7-10 days. 

This even goes if you're not using them daily, and they're just sitting around collecting dust. It's so important to clean them, one rule of thumb to know if it's time for you to clean them is when you're applying your makeup to your skin, and your brushes feel rough against your skin. This is a clear indicator that your brush needs to be cleaned. 

Trust me, dirty, and clean makeup brushes have a huge difference in how they feel. 

I like to have a cleaning routine. If you have a busy schedule, you can add when your last cleaned your makeup brushes on your phone or in your calendar. You can also place weekly reminders on your phone. Which makes it a little more convenient.  

How to Properly Clean Your Makeup Brushes 

  1. Place your makeup cleanser near your sink of choice.
  2. Grab a few or one large makeup brush.
  3. Wet the makeup brush.
  4. Dab the tip of the makeup brush in the brush cleaner.
  5. Use a circler motion, and or back, and forth motion with the palm of your hand.
  6. Rinse each brush until there are no more bubbles or soap in the bristles.
  7. Gently squeeze excess water out of the brush and lay at an angle on clean paper towels or a clean hand towel. 
Do you have a certain makeup brush cleaner you love? 


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  1. Thank you for sharing! I have an entire set of makeup brushes that need to be cleaned. I didn't realize you could make your own makeup brush cleanser.

  2. I do not clean my brushes too often but I don't use makeup too often either. This is something I will do now that I am aware

  3. I'll show my daughter. She has many makeup brushes she needs to clean. I don't even use makeup brushes, ha.

  4. Good to know! I just started wearing makeup again occasionally, and replaced everything, so I want to take care of all my supplies.

  5. I have to admit I am not so good at cleaning my make up brushes I should really give them all a good going over asap.

  6. I don't wear makeup any more, but when I did, I didn't know that you were supposed to clean the brushes. I'm sharing this with my niece who enjoys wearing makeup.

  7. This is a good reminder to actually clean my brushes. I haven't been wearing much makeup recently so it would be a good time to get them nice and clean.

  8. wow! It's so easy! I should definitely try these techniques!

  9. Now, these stuff is definitely a great help as we always use our makeup brush. I will use and make this as my guide, thanks!

  10. This is exactly the method I use and it really works!

  11. This is something that we need to be better about. I will pass this on to my daughter because she likes to use makeup more than I do.


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