First off, I’d like to start off by stating; Spot cleaning and deep cleaning are 2 different things!
I’ve noticed over the years that many people think spot cleaning is all they need to do to clean their makeup brushes, but that’s not entirely true!
Deep cleaning your brushes every week or a few times a month, will help improve the longevity of your brushes and help prevent bacteria from transferring onto your skin- resulting in pimples or even worse, infections!
Spot cleaning is something that is meant to be done in between deep cleaning to quickly remove makeup and bacteria from your brushes.
Now onto the deep cleaning method.
What you will need:
– Dirty brushes
– Gentle baby soap
1. Start with dirty brushes
2. Wet brushes. Keep brushes pointing downward to prevent glue from loosening and breaking your brush.
3. Add a small amount of baby wash in the palm of your hand. Swirl the brush in your hand to work in the soap.
4 & 5. Rinse brushes with water till soap is out and then lay brushes flat or try to keep them at an angle if possible, so the water can’t damage the ferrel.
This was my first time trying this technique and I must say I liked it better than the method I’ve used for years, which was with dishwashing soap and olive oil. My brushes came out much softer so the bristles weren’t as weak as they were!
Hope you liked this easy method to deep clean your brushes!