How To Clean Makeup Brushes
The frequency of cleaning makeup brushes depends on the use and the type of product applied with the brush.
A general recommendation is to clean the brushes weekly for daily use and after each use for brushes used with liquid products.
When cleaning makeup brushes, it is important to use a gentle cleanser suitable for the bristles of the brush, such as mild soap, baby shampoo, or brush cleaner.
To clean, wet the bristles, lather the soap or cleanser in the palm of your hand, and gently massage the bristles.
Rinse thoroughly with warm water until all soap or cleaner is gone.
Squeeze out excess water, reshape bristles and lay flat to dry. Avoid exposing the brush to direct heat or sunlight as this can cause the bristles to become brittle and damage the brush.
Here are a few natural mixture options for cleaning makeup brushes:
Coconut oil and Castile soap: Mix equal parts of coconut oil and castile soap to create a gentle and moisturizing cleaner.
White vinegar and water: Mix equal parts of white vinegar and water in a spray bottle. Spray the solution onto the brush bristles, massage, and rinse with water.
Lemon juice and olive oil: Mix 1 part lemon juice and 2 parts olive oil. Dip the bristles into the mixture and gently massage. Rinse with water.
It's important to remember that not all brushes may be suitable for natural cleaning mixtures, so be sure to test a small area of the bristles before cleaning the entire brush.
What is castile soap?
Castile soap is a type of soap that originated in the Castile region of Spain and is made with 100% pure olive oil.
The use of olive oil results in a gentle, moisturizing soap that is suitable for use on the skin and hair.
Castile soap is considered a "true soap" as opposed to many commercial soap products, which often contain synthetic ingredients and harsh chemicals.
Castile soap is versatile and can be used for various purposes, including as a body wash, shampoo, dish soap, and cleaning solution. It is also commonly used as a base for making homemade cleaning and personal care products due to its natural, biodegradable, and non-toxic properties. Castile soap is available in both liquid and bar form and is often scented with essential oils.