Thursday, July 11, 2013

DIY : Ultimate Brush Cleaner

If it isn't already, washing your makeup brushes should be a permanent part of your beauty routine. Cleaning is so important for the quality and life of both your brushes and your skin. Think about it – there is so much makeup, oil, bacteria, and dirt trapped in an unclean brush, and unless you wash them, you're rubbing it all back into your skin causing more problems like break outs , skin rashes etc, however you done need to spend a ton of money on fancy brush shampoos when you can just do it at home for a fraction of the price and get the same results with it ! 

 What You Need:
Basic dish soap (to disinfect and clean)
Extra virgin olive oil (to recondition the bristle hair after it's stripped of oils and disinfected by the soap)
Dinner plate

  1.  Pour the dish soap onto the plate – About a quarter size.
  2. Add a little bit of extra virgin olive oil. The ratio should be approximately 2 parts dish soap to 1 1/2 parts olive oil .
  3. Take your first brush and stir it up in the mixture in a circular motion (you should see some of the makeup start to come off in the mixture).
  4. Then wipe the brush pack and forth on your hand to release the makeup from the brush. This removes all the pigments and kills the bacteria.
  5. When you're done, place the brush on a paper towel. 
  6. Repeat steps 3-5 with the remainder of your brushes.
  7. Once you've cleaned all your brushes, you'll need to rinse them off under warm water in the sink. Swirl the brush under the water into the palm of your hand to thoroughly clean it off. Make sure the bristle are always in your hand when rinsing , DO NOT turn the brush upside down to get water deep into the bristle , It will ruin the brush.
  8. Continue to do so until the water is clear when you squeeze the brush.
  9. Once they are all rinsed clean, gently wipe them dry with a paper towel or towel and blot out the excess water.
  10. Apply brushes in a Benjabella Brush Tree to dry ( Make sure all brush bristles are face downwards) or dry on a clean towel.

**Do NOT let your brushes dry standing up with the bristles facing upwards – this will ruin them!! Water will drip down the bristles into the brush and loosen the glue holding the hairs together. Eventually, the hairs will fall out and the handle will be ruined too.

**This  blog post was not sponsored , However, this is my own opinion and experiences with the products.**    

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  How Do You Clean Your Brushes ? How Often Do You Clean Them?