When you go out to find makeup brushes you are looking for quality. And lets face it, they are not the cheapest thing you can get with money. If you want quality, you have to buy quality. That is how it will always be. If you really want to make your money stretch with this investment you have to make sure that you are properly taking care of your brushes. You always want to make sure that you are cleaning them regularly for more than just the cleansing reason. Makeup brushes can get extremely dirty, with things that some people don't even think about. Some of the things that can get caught up in your brushes is old makeup, dirt, bacteria, oils, and dead skin cells. Cleaning them regularly is not an option it is a necessity.
You will notice that once your brushes are clean dry that they are extremely soft, just like when you first bought them. If this isn't something that will keep you washing them, they we don't know what will. You notice the changes between clean and dirty instantly. You should wash your brushes regularly to ensure that nothing is getting transferred from brush to face. For people who are prone to break outs this while completely change everything. You may even notice that you aren't breaking out as much once you get into a good brush washing routine. Here are a few steps that should help you through your day-to-day cleansing.
First of all you will want to rinse your brushes underneath warm water with all the bristles pointing downward. You want to avoid any water getting into the metal part of the brush, mainly because that is where the adhesive is holding all the bristles into place.
Next you will want to take a mild brush shampoo and cover the bristles with it. Rubbing it in the bristles is best because you are getting in between every hair that is on the brush. You will then want to rinse that out and do it another time till all the water eventually starts to run clear. You will be amazed at how much comes off of your brushes when you do this daily. Always make sure that the bristles are facing down so that no water creeps up to the top part.
Once the brushes are fully cleaned make sure you have something to wipe the excess water off on. A paper towel works just fine. It does not hurt to try to add a little reshaping to the brushes after this process. Whatever you do always make sure that the brushes are facing downward. The last thing you want is the glue to become non-adhesive and let the bristles fall out. Always make sure that the brushes are completely dry before you decide to use them again. Drying time will always depend on how big the brush is and the density. It is guaranteed that your brushes will not only last longer but will stay in better condition when you are frequently giving them a good wash.