Clean Your MakeUp Brushes

Every day, we rely on our makeup brushes to contour and conceal flaws and blemishes on our face, but did you know that those same bushes could also be contributing to your blemishes?

I grew up being taught to clean my face everyday to fight against breakouts and to  fight against aging.  Yet, I was never taught how important it is to wash the brushes we use to apply our makeup.  As we use our brushes each day, we transfer oil, dirt, and bacteria from our face to our brushes.  Without regularly cleaning those brushes, we continue the dirty cycle.

You could totally go out and buy a special cleaner to clean your brushes or you could use this simple DIY method.

Thankfully, there is no need for intimidation on this DIY project.  It is so easy to clean your brushes, but there are a couple key things to keep in mind before you begin.  Once you clean your brushes, they will need some time to dry.  I recommend cleaning them before bed or after your have applied your makeup for the day.  Most experts feel that deep cleaning your brushes once a month is a good practice.  This will help keep the makeup buildup, bacteria, and yuck down to a minimum.

Here’s What You’ll Need

  • A shallow Bowl
  • A towel you don’t care will get dirty
  • Castille soap
  • Fractionated coconut oil
  • Water
  • Tea Tree Essential Oil (Tea Tree is a natural disinfectant.  If you’d like to read more about it’s benefits; read here)

Here’s How To Clean Your Brushes

  1. In a small bowl; combine soap, coconut oil, warm water, and Tea Tree oil.
  2. Dip the brush head into the water and saturate the bristles well.  Squeeze dry as you pull it out of the water.
  3. Gently swipe the brush left to right and up and down, on the towel, to clean the brush.
  4. Repeat the process until your brush no longer leaves make up marks on the towel.

If you don’t already clean your brushes, I hope you will give this a try.
How long has it been since your brushes have had a deep clean?

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My Recipe

Ingredients

  • 3/4 Cup Warm Water
  • 1 tsp. Castille Soap
  • 1 tsp. Fractionated Coconut Oil
  • 10 Drops Tea Tree Oil

Directions:

  1. In a small bowl; combine soap, coconut oil, warm water, and Tea Tree oil.
  2. Dip the brush head into the water and saturate the bristles well. Squeeze dry as you pull it out of the water.
  3. Gently swipe the brush left to right and up and down, on the towel, to clean the brush.
  4. Repeat the process until your brush no longer leaves make up marks on the towel.
  5. Allow brush to dry completely before using.

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