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Understanding the ABC of Cleaning Makeup Brushes

Understanding the ABC of Cleaning Makeup Brushes

Do you remember the last time you washed your makeup brush? While some of you have kept track of it, most people don't even realize the importance of doing so. Even though we know that dirty makeup brushes can cause breakouts and are unhygienic in general, only a few of us can say that we wash our makeup brushes regularly.

Don't worry if you can no longer see the bristles' original colour, it is just an indication to get your brushes and sponges washed. Below mentioned is a step-by-step guide on how to clean brushes the right way.

How to Clean Makeup Brushes?

Step1: Fill a tub of lukewarm water and a tablespoon of shampoo. You can also use dish soap or daily hand soap, but the bristles would dry over time. By choosing a shampoo, the bristles tend to be smoother and more flexible.


Step2: Wash just the ends of your makeup brushes using lukewarm running water. As the water will remove the glue that keeps the bristles in place, avoid submerging the entire head of your makeup brush.


Step3: Swirl through the bowl of soapy water with the tip of each makeup brush. You should rub the bristles gently to loosen grime and germs in case your makeup brush has any heavy build-up.


Step4: Use lukewarm water to clean the soap from the end of your makeup brushes.


Step5: To remove as much water as possible from the tips of the makeup brushes, make use of a clean, dry, or disposable towel.


Step6: Lay brushes for drying and don't put them upwards or downwards in any container as this will damage the bristles and crumble down the adhesive that holds your handle and brush together.


Although makeup brushes are still the most commonly used makeup tools, more people are now using beauty blenders & sponges that also need to be cleaned daily. To clean your blender sponges, you can use the same cleaning method as described above. Dip the makeup sponge in lukewarm water, immerse it in a soapy water mixture, rinse, and repeat until the water runs clear. Squeeze out excess water and allow the makeup sponge to air dry.

How Often Do You Need to Clean Your Makeup Brushes?

After every use, clean your makeup brushes properly. You can wipe your makeup brushes with a paper towel. This will clean the brushes at the moment and make them suitable for creating your everyday makeup look. Later on, you can perform a deep cleaning process twice a month just to ensure the brushes being used are healthy enough to use on your face. 

Is It Time for New Makeup Brushes?

As a general rule, even if you clean them regularly, it's nice to change blender sponges every three months and makeup brushes every six months. You might be able to hold onto your applicators a little longer if you don't wear makeup every day, especially if you're washing them at least once a week. Explore the exclusive VEGA collection of makeup brushes that are appropriate for your regular usage. Browse our online store today!