5 reasons you should be cleaning your makeup brushes

best way to wash your makeup brushes
Your makeup brushes have a big job to do, and if you want a beautiful flawless finish, you need to take care of them. By keeping them clean, not only will they last longer, but you're helping your skin stay healthy, clean and free from harmful bacteria and dirt build up.

1. To prevent breakouts

Makeup brushes get dirty. Like really dirty. They accumulate dirt, oil, and bacteria each time you use them. If you don't wash them regularly, chances are you're spreading all those pore-clogging nasties across your skin. Which can lead to breakouts. Yuck!

2. To prevent bacteria from spreading to other products

When you use your brushes across different products, you're likely spreading bacteria from one to another. 

3. To help reduce skin irritation

Your makeup brushes should feel soft to the touch. If they're starting to feel stiff, it's time to wash them. Otherwise, the stiff bristles can lead to rashes or irritated skin.

4. To get that smooth makeup application

Dirty brushes are often stiff and full of makeup, making for uneven and streaky applications. To get the smoothest application start with a clean brush.

5. To get the most out of your brushes

Good makeup brushes can cost a pretty penny, so you'll want to make sure and take good care of them. By cleaning them often, not only will they be better for your skin, but they'll last longer too. That's a win win in our book!

How often should you wash your makeup brushes?

Washing your brushes weekly is good schedule to keep. That way your brushes stay in tip top shape, and so does your skin!


What makes for a good makeup brush cleanser?

A good makeup brush cleaner should be effective at gently washing away dirt, oil, and bacteria. It should be made with natural ingredients that are unlikely to damage your brushes or irritate your skin.

How to clean your makeup brushes using Faded Plains Multipurpose dish soap

Start by wetting your brush and the solid dish soap under warm water. Gently move your brush in a circular motion to produce a lather. 

Rinse and repeat this step until the water runs clear.

Blot out the excess water and reshape the bristles. Lay flat to dry overnight.

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