How to Wash Makeup Brushes
by Miranda Mendelson
How often should I be doing this?!
According to the American Academy of Dermatology Association, you should wash your makeup brushes every 7-10 days to protect your skin and kill harmful bacteria.
When you don't wash your brushes, you're essentially re-applying oil and old makeup residue to your face.
What You Can Use to Wash Your Brushes
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Step 1: Lather
Lather your brush cleanser into the bristles to break up residue. You can do this with your cleansing bar, your hands, or a textured cleansing mat.
Step 2: Rinse
Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water. Let the water run downward off the brush (opposite direction of the handle) and use your mat or hand to work the cleanser out.
Step 3: Dry
The best way to dry your brushes are upside-down, so the water doesn't affect the glue holding the brush together. Alternatively, you can lie them flat on a towel.
Depending on the environment, your brushes should be dry and ready to use again in 8-10 hours.