Keeping your makeup brushes clean is super important if you want to make sure that they are not accumulating bacteria and dirt, which can cause pimples and zits. It is recommended that you clean your brushes after every use, that is in an ideal world, but we surely don't have time to do that every day, so we do it every week or two, depending on how often we applied makeup on that period. You can do that too. If you do it everyday for example, you might want to clean them once a week. This will not only prevent those pesky pimples but it will also lengthen the life of the brushes. 

What cleanser can you use to wash your brushes?

There are a lot of cleansers or shampoos for makeup brushes out there, but if you prefer to try one that is toxic free and very cheap, you can try making our makeup cleanser. It is super easy to make, and you can make it ahead of time and have it near for when its time to clean your brushes. And as for remembering when to rush them, you can always set and alarm on your phone to remind you, that way you don't have to worry about doing that until its actually time to do it. Please note that the bigger the brush is the longer it will take to dry, so try to set enough time for them to dry before you use them again. 

You need: 
  • Liquid Castile soap (we use a tablespoon, but this amount depends on how many brushes you are cleaning) 
  • Tea tree oil 
  • Towel 

Mix in a small bowl the Castile soap and oil. Next, wet the tip of the brushes with water and then submerge them in the soap mix. Scrub the brushes against your fingers for a few seconds (you'll start noticing all the makeup falling out). Rinse with lukewarm water until water is completely clear. Make sure not to get any water or soap on the metal part, since it can dissolve the glue and let the brush hairs to fall out. Next, wring the brush gently with the tip of your fingers to let all the water out, and place over the towel over a flat surface, and adjust the shape of the brush to its original shape. You can place them near a window or fan to make them dry faster. 

And that's it! How easy was that?