How often do you clean your makeup brushes? Keeping in mind the bacteria on your face and that brushes can be a breeding ground for bacteria, cleaning your brushes is one of the most important things you can do on a weekly basis.
Makeup buildup on your brushes will make them scratchy and stiff. Cleaning your brushes weekly will keep them soft and supple. Wash your brushes at night so they will be dry (6-8 hours) by the next morning. You can use bar soap such as Ivory, gentle dish detergent or baby shampoo. Wet your brush so it’s completely saturated and squeeze a small amount of soap on it and swirl it around in a small dish. Rinse in warm water until the brush feels clean. Squeeze out the excess water and lay flat on a clean towel to dry. If your brush is heavily caked with makeup, use a small amount of olive or almond oil. This will help breakdown the makeup on the brush. After that, clean the brush like normal.