How Often Should You Really Be Washing Your Makeup Brushes

Makeup brushes are the foundation (pun intended) to any makeup look. We use our makeup brushes daily, but how often do we wash them? Dirt, oil, and makeup buildup on brushes throughout uses, which cause acne and rashes. Chances are makeup brushes are only getting washed once a month or every other month. Yikes. But don’t worry, we’ve been guilty too, so below we’re laying our quick tips for keeping your brushes, and skin in top shape.

Makeup Brushes Should Be Cleaned Once A Week

Most dermatologists suggest that makeup brushes should be cleaned a minimum once a week. Eyeliner and eyeshadow brushes should be cleaned after each use, but face/concealer brushes at least once a week. Cleaning makeup brushes more frequently helps prevent buildup and the transfer of germs from brush to skin.

A light weekly cleaning, and then a more thorough cleaning should be done once a month.

Brush Cleaning Method

  1. Wet bristles under lukewarm water
  2. Place a dollop of cleanser in the palm of your hand
  3. Massage the bristles on your palm
  4. Rinse bristles under lukewarm water
  5. Squeeze excess moisture with a clean towel or paper towel
  6. Let brushes dry on the counter with bristles hanging off the counter

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