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How to Keep Your Makeup Brushes Feeling Brand New

Are you guilty of not washing your makeup brushes as often as you should? Don't worry; it's a habit that so many of us are guilty of. However, it's essential to keep your brushes clean to prevent bacteria buildup or skin irritation. Lucky for you, we've got the best tips to keep your brushes feeling brand new. So let's get into it!

Gather all of your brushes.

First things first, gather all of your brushes that need cleaning. You don't want to be searching for a brush and end up not washing it when you're already in the cleaning mindset. Plus, you don't want to mess up your brush's fibers by pulling it out of your bag or drawer roughly.

Use a gentle cleanser.

When it comes to cleaning your brushes, make sure to use a gentle cleanser. You wouldn't want to use an abrasive cleaner and cause your brushes to lose its shape or wear out faster than they should. You could use a mild dish soap or a special brush cleaning solution that you can purchase at beauty stores.

Rinse them thoroughly.

After applying the cleanser, rinse your brushes with lukewarm water. Be patient and make sure the water runs clear from the brush. Let the brush's water pressure fall as you hold the brush upside down to help prevent soap water from collecting in the ferrule.

Dry your brushes.

When your brushes are all clean, dry them by gently squeezing out any excess water or patting them dry with a clean towel. Once they're just damp, leave them lying flat on the towel to dry. Don't put them near any heating sources, as it could damage the glue holding the brush together.

Clean your brushes regularly.

Lastly, make sure to clean your brushes regularly. Ideally, you should be cleaning them at least once a week, but it depends on how often you use them. But if you use them daily or share them with others, they may need cleaning more often.


There you go, folks – quick and easy tips on how to keep your makeup brushes feeling brand new! By doing this simple routine, you can avoid bacteria buildup and skin irritation, keeping your skin healthy and your makeup flawless. So, let's make it a habit to clean our brushes regularly and make it part of our self-care routine. You'll thank yourself later!