Cleaning your make-up brushes is integral to longer-lasting tools and cleaner skin. We all go through the steps of removing our make-up every night, but we often forget the other routine we should be doing – cleaning make-up brushes. Just as taking product off your face is all about hygiene, so is cleaning brushes. If you use them daily, oil and old make-up gets trapped in the bristles, causing clogged pores and bacteria to live in them. If you don’t clean them, the bacteria goes back onto your face, potentially causing nasty and unwanted breakouts – which most of us will want to cover with make-up. It’s a vicious cycle that can easily be remedied by taking the time to deep clean at least once a week.

If you want a fast and simple solution to cleaning your brushes, pick up a spray from your local or online beauty supply store. These contain professional strength cleaning agents that will kill the bacteria and remove build-up in your brushes. When cleaning your set, it’s a good idea to start with your foundation and cream blush brushes since these usually have the most residue hidden in the bristles. Spray the remover directly on the brush heads to completely soak the bristles. Grab a paper towel and rub the head back and forth over it repeatedly until you don’t see any more product coming off. Do the same for the rest of your brushes. These professional solutions tend to dry easily, so you’re good to go in no time.

If you prefer to have a more natural concoction, there are plenty of different D.I.Y. recipes to try at home, but different solutions work best for different types of skin. Baby shampoo is a popular ingredient – simply take a shallow bowl with warm water and add a bit of baby shampoo, then stir. Take the brush and dip the bristles in, but not all the way to the handle, as submerging the entire brush will lead to damage. Slowly pour a little bit of baby shampoo into the water while gently circling the brush in the water until it’s clean. When all the product is off the brush, rinse under warm water. Take a towel and gently squeeze the water out and reshape the brush bristles. Lay to dry overnight or hang them upside down. Do not dry brushes with bristles sticking up, since this can cause moisture to get trapped in the handle and damage the adhesive, causing bristles to fall out over time.

As previously mentioned, it’s best to deep clean your brushes at least once a week, or at least once a month. Once you get into the habit, you’ll notice your tools will last longer, and better yet, your skin will look fresher than ever before.


  1. Very nice post. I simply stumbled upon your weblog and wished to mention that I’ve truly enjoyed browsing your weblog posts.

    In any case I will be subscribing to your rss feed and I hope you
    write again soon!

  2. Thanks for finally talking about >Clean your make-up brushes before bacteria goes back onto your face
    – <Loved it!

  3. Thanks for a marvelous posting! I certainly
    enjoyed reading it, you will be a great author. I will remember to bookmark your blog and will eventually
    come back later in life. I want to encourage you to definitely continue your
    great writing, have a nice weekend!

  4. Woah! I’m really loving the template/theme
    of this site. It’s simple, yet effective. A lot of times it’s challenging to get that “perfect balance” between usability
    and appearance. I must say you have done a amazing job with this.
    Additionally, the blog loads extremely fast for me on Firefox.
    Exceptional Blog!

  5. Hi I am so delighted I found your website, I really found you by error, while I was looking on Yahoo for
    something else, Anyhow I am here now and woulkd
    juyst like to sayy thanks a lot for a remarkable post
    and a all round enjoyable blog (I also love the theme/design),
    I don’t have time to read through it all at the moment but I have boookmarked it and also included your RSS feeds, so whe I have tiime
    Iwill be back to read a lot more, Please do keepp up
    the superb work.

  6. Hey there great website! Does running a blog like this require
    a lot of work? I’ve absolutely no understanding of
    programming but I had been hoping to start my own blog soon. Anyway, should
    you have any ideas or techniques for new blog owners please share.
    I understand this is off subject but I just needed to ask.
    Thanks a lot!

    • well am a journalist and a blogger so i generate and aggregate content for the site. i have an IT guy develop the site and handles the technical bits e.g when site is down, advert has to be displayed etc. its work but when u love it you endure. cheers.

  7. Hi there to every one, as I am in fact eager of reading this website’s post to be updated on a regular basis.

    It includes good data.

  8. Good day! This post couldn’t be written any better! Reading this post reminds me
    of my good old room mate! He always kept talking about this.
    I will forward this page to him. Fairly certain he will have a good read.
    Thanks for sharing!

  9. Hi there I am so happy I found your weblog, I really found you by mistake, while I was looking on Digg for something
    else, Anyhow I am here now and would just like to say thanks a lot for a incredible post and a all round interesting blog (I also love
    the theme/design), I don’t have time to look over
    it all at the minute but I have saved it and also included your RSS feeds, so when I have time I will
    be back to read more, Please do keep up the fantastic b.

  10. Thank you for every other informative web site. The place else may just I am getting that type of info written in such an ideal method?
    I have a venture that I am simply now working on, and I’ve been at the look out for such information.

  11. Thanks on your marvelous posting! I certainly enjoyed reading it, you
    may be a great author.I will make sure to bookmark your blog and will eventually come back from
    now on. I want to encourage you to continue your great writing, have a nice

Comments are closed.