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How to Clean your MakeUp Brushes

Updated: Jun 30, 2021

There are so many chores in life that none of us enjoy, putting the bins out, emptying the dishwasher and ironing to name just three. And whilst we really dislike doing them we know how important they are, moan and then get on with it. However there is one really important job that over 60% of people admit to never doing – cleaning our makeup brushes. have to clean them?

Makeup brushes are the tools that help us to get creative on our faces and feel more confident, but they are also something that can be really really bad for us. Dirty makeup brushes accumulate acne causing bacteria which we then spread across our faces each time we use them. They also hide dead skin, oils and dried up makeup. No matter how expensive that new liquid foundation it will never look as good as it should if you are using dirty brushes. Ideally we should clean our brushes once a week, but at the very least you need to be looking to do a monthly deep clean.

Cleaning your makeup brushes with Natural Essentoils Brush Soaps is so simple. We have put together a quick guide so you can get your favourite brushes back to their best in no time at all.

1) Gather your dirty brushes together along with your brush soap and a towel you will use later.

2) Take the first brush and rinse it under warm water to take away some of the loose bits of makeup.

3) Rub the wet brush against the soap surface until it lathers and foam forms.

4) Using your clean fingers gently rub the inside of the bristles to remove and well hidden debris. Then rub the outside from the base to the tip.

5) Rinse the brush under water to remove all debris and traces of the soap. If this is the first time you have cleaned your brushes for a long time you might need to repeat steps 3 and 4.

6) Once the water is running clear and the brush looks clean, place it on the towel to dry naturally being careful to retain the correct shape of the bristles.

7) Repeat for each brush. Once you have finished, under a warm tap rinse away any makeup residue from the surface of the soap and replace the lid.


■ You can also use brush soaps on beauty blenders and sponges

■ Your makeup brushes will need a good few hours to dry, so only clean them when you know you won't be using them

■ If it's a dry windy day outside put the wet brushes on your washing line to dry even really it works


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