Spring is in the air which calls for the inevitable spring cleanup. However, before you go packing up your hoodies and pulling out your shorts and tanks it’s important to remember to attend to the routine chores we often forget about.
When you think of the amount of products used on your brushes you can imagine how much buildup, dirt, oils and dander can be left behind – and then you apply it to your face! Just as you pamper your skin you should be sure to give the tools you use on it the same treatment!
Cleaning your makeup brushes should be done once every week – but this varies on how often you’re using them. A foundation or kabuki brush should be cleaned more often since you’re using heavy product on it each day whereas a brushes you don’t use in your daily routine can be done less often.
What you’ll need:
- Your brushes
- Warm water
- Baby Shampoo – my personal favourite is Aveeno’s Baby Wash & Shampoo ($6 at the drug store)
- Fill your sink with lukewarm water. Dip the ends of your bristles in – but be careful not to fully submerge the brush as it can lead to shedding and damaging the base.
- Gently message baby shampoo into the bristles allowing all of the built up product to be lathered.
- Rinse under warm water (and see how much product washes out!).
- Squeeze access water off with a towel by dabbing each side.
- Do this before bed and leave them laying out on a bath towel overnight to dry and you’ll be all set for your morning routine!
Voila! Squeaky clean brushes.