When Was The Last Time You Spring Cleaned Your Makeup Routine?
When was the last time you cleaned your makeup brushes? If you are pausing right now, then it’s probably time. Don’t worry, we’ve all been there. You can see it, but I’m hiding my face since even I can’t remember the last time I cleaned mine…. which means that once I’m finished writing this, I will promptly go clean them. With it being spring, this is the perfect time to spring clean your makeup routine.
But Why Do I Need To Clean My Brushes?
You know how you clean your face every day and night to avoid dirt and grime build up? Think of your makeup and your brushes like your skin. You need to keep them clean to prevent any dirt build up. Every time you use a brush with foundation on it, powder, etc. you are adding to the buildup. If after some time you continue to use dirty brushes (even if it’s only your own makeup), you are naturally going to see it on your skin. You might start seeing acne in certain spots or uneven skin texture, and I know you don’t want some random pimple showing up. No one has time for that!
So How Do I Clean Them?
It is actually pretty simple! All you need to do is have some alcohol spray diluted with some water in a spray bottle. Spray the tops of your brushes and then gently brush them against a paper towel. You should see the residue from the built-up makeup coming off. Keep gently brushing until no more is left. It may seem tedious, but I can clean a set of 10 brushes or so in about 15 minutes. It is actually quite therapeutic. You could paint your nails and while waiting for them to dry, quickly clean your brushes.
How Often Should I Clean Them?
Ideally, you should clean your brushes every few weeks, but I know that may not seem realistic. If you clean them at least every 2-3 months, then you should be good and avoid any skin issues. 😉
Plus if you combine cleaning your brushes + makeup with clear skin foods, then you are golden.