Cheap Ways To Clean Your Makeup Brushes With Household Products

makeup brushesWe all have those times when we are rushing out or simply forget to take the time to clean our makeup brushes. But we can’t let this happen too often. Makeup brushes need to be taken care of to maintain their condition and to be free of harmful bacteria. Just think about it: when’s the last time you actually gave your brushes a good cleaning? Makeup brushes come in contact with many things: going in your makeup bag, touching countertops, your makeup products and then onto your face. These bacterias that are exposed to your face can cause acne breakouts. For this reason, a Reader’s Digest article suggests that makeup brushes be cleaned at least once a week, or even after every use. Cleaning makeup brushes may seem like an extensive task, but it is actually quite simple. It can even be done with household items, so no need to go out and buy another expensive makeup product.

Bar soap. Using bar soap as a brush cleanser is excellent. Massage your brushes onto the bar soap and work the soap into the bristles. Rinse with lukewarm water, and then wipe them along paper towel to get the remaining product off. Repeat this until no more makeup residue is left on the paper towel. Lay flat to air dry.

Liquid dish soap. Dish soap is effective when it comes to loosening and lifting up old, caked on products from your makeup brushes. Pour some dish soap into a sponge and swipe your brushes into the sponge. Rinse with lukewarm water and wipe with a towel to remove any leftover residue. Lay flat to air dry.

Olive oil. Olive oil is not only a great cleanser, but it also moisturizes the bristles of the brush so they remain soft. Submerge your brushes into the oil and run against a sponge or paper towel to get any leftover residue off. Lay flat to air dry.