I previously wrote a post on tips to save your skin, and one of these tips went on the importance of cleaning your make-up brushes. As mentioned in the “save your skin” post, I myself used to be really bad at washing my brushes regularly, however I now know better.

Because I myself am well aware of the struggle, and because most dermatologist will recommend you to wash your make up brushes about every second week, I have summed up the “right” technique to clean your make-up brushes in just three easy steps.

ONE; Shampooing 

Washing your make-up brushes is a lot like washing your hair, and just like when washing your hair you start by doing the cleaning. There are lots of brands who offers different products which will do this for you, but simply using a shampoo, just like the one you would you own hair, is perfectly fine and also much cheaper, however I would recommend buying a baby shampoo. Contrary to regular shampoo, baby shampoo is made for sensitive skin, and it is important to keep in mind that your brushes are meant for your face.

TWO; Conditioning

After cleaning the brushes, it is important to make sure that they stay in their original quality, and this is done by conditioning the make-up brushes, again just like you would your own hair. After applying the conditioner let it sit for a couple of minutes and rinse it out in lukewarm water.

THREE; Protect the hair

During the process of cleaning your brushes it is important that you don’t hold the head of the brushes up against the water from the tab. Always hold the brushes downwards under the tab, or if in doubt, put some water in a little bowl and wash the make up brush in the bowl.

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