There are times when we all need a good cleanser and makeup brush to help us get over a break out or when we have an unexpected event that makes us want to apply more than just lip gloss. For the most part, though, the average person will only use the cleanser and makeup brushes that come with their cosmetics. Not only is this wasteful but it can also be damaging. In order to prevent damage, it is important that you clean your make up brushes regularly, especially if they have been used on raw skin.
One easy way to clean your makeup brushes is to use either a mild or a light coloured tea towel or clean washcloth. Any surface contamination will be washed away immediately with water. Tea towels tend to work best as they have a gentle yet effective cleansing property.
If your make up brushes require a more thorough cleaning, you can start by dabbing the vinegar onto the bristles and then gently scrubbing them away. For a slightly more powerful cleaning, you can mix one tablespoon of white vinegar with three or four spoons of warm water. This makes a very powerful cleaning agent and can work wonders on your brushes. Once you have diluted the mixture, you can pour it into a spray bottle and then apply it to the affected areas. Do not clean the entire brush in one sitting as it may cause scratching and possible damage to your brushes.
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As previously mentioned, the easiest way to clean makeup brushes at home is to use plain white vinegar. Mix one tablespoon of vinegar with two tablespoons of warm water and then apply it to the brushes. You will want to leave it on the teeth of the brushes for up to ten minutes, then rinse with lukewarm water. After rinsing, you can use a gentle toothbrush to clean the brushes and the surrounding areas until the vinegar has completely removed all traces of dirt and makeup.
Using dish soap to clean makeup brushes is also a great option. Since dish soap tends to be a bit harsh on skin, you can instead opt for a mild soap such as Dove or Basis. Both brands are relatively mild, however, you may want to dilute the soap with water before using it to make it suitable for use on the face. Mix one tablespoon of the diluted dish soap with a half cup of hot water and then apply it to the teeth, cleaning off any leftover dirt. Rinse only until the soap has been completely removed and then rinse the rest of the makeup brushes and sponges.
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Alternatively, you can purchase an inexpensive plastic scrubber and a mild detergent to clean makeup brushes and sponges. Before using either of these, it is important to note that they can cause damage to your brushes and can also leave unwanted residues behind on the surface of your dishes. If you are planning to store the DIY toothbrush cleaner in a refrigerator, it would be best to remove any residue Perfect Skincare Routine for Beginners when not in use. Otherwise, you will risk reusing the same detergent when it wears off and leave harmful chemicals in your fridge.
One very simple and easy way to clean makeup brushes at home while also keeping it out of sight in the kitchen is to use a lightweight, biodegradable, washable tea towel or perhaps even a light coloured Terry cloth as an alternative to a wash cloth. Simply mix together a handful of olive oil with a cup of water and dip into a bowl filled with warm water. Allow the solution to sit for at least five minutes so that the oil has time to permeate the fabric. Then simply wipe the excess away or gently blot the area until it is clean. You might want to rinse under warm tap water to ensure that the olive oil is diluted before using it to clean your brushes.
The easiest way to clean your brushes while keeping them out of sight is to purchase a DIY light coloured Terry cloth or perhaps even a tea towel and place it over the handle of your makeup brushes for at least 20 minutes. You can then simply hose them down in the dishwasher and allow them to dry fully. You can use soap or dish soap, depending on your preference, but be sure to rinse the entire length of the Terry cloth through its holes in the bottom so that you don’t reintroduce bacteria into your dishwasher. Hopefully these simple tips will help you as you clean makeup brushes at home while keeping them out of sight, out of the way, and out of your home for good!