Not only does cleaning your make-up brushes extend the lifetime and let’s face it good brushes are quite expensive, but it’s so important for your skin.
Not cleaning your brushes means they collect bacteria, oils, dirt, dust, old make-up, viruses and dead skin cells (quite disgusting really)
Is there anything else you use daily that you don’t wash?? My guess is no, so it’s best not to neglect your brushes.
It’s particularly important if you have sensitive skin, eyes or are prone to acne and/or breakouts, for you I would recommend cleaning your brushes after each use or every night before bed so they can dry by the morning. For normal skin, once or twice a week would be fine.
It’s so quick and easy, once you get into the habit of doing it regularly it’ll just become part of your beauty regime, here’s what to do.
Wet your brush holding it downwards in running water, next apply a generous amount of soap, any soap is good but anti-bacterial is even better. Work the soap through the hairs gently, I like to gently rub the brush in my palm, then rinse until the water runs clear. Repeat if necessary, if you haven’t washed your brushes before or in a long time you may need to initially repeat the process a few times.
Gently squeeze out the excess water, shake a little then leave to dry on a towel or paper towel. Always wash and dry your brushes facing downwards to minimise water loosening the glue which holds the hairs together.