January is a great time to do a clear out and spring clean, and a good place to start can be your make up brushes (I know I leave mine WAY too long).
Make up brushes can get really dirty with old product, dead skin cells, oil and bacteria building up. They can become be a breeding ground for dirt and if you’re prone to break outs (like I am) keeping your brushes clean can make a big difference.
You need warm water, clean cloth, towel and a brush cleansers. There are lots of brush cleanser on the market but baby shampoo works as well and is cheaper and easier to buy.
- Dip the bristles in luke warm water (don’t dipthe handle in, this could cause the bond to loosen and could damage your brush)
- Pour a little baby shampoo onto a clean cloth and swirl the brush in circles on the cloth working in the shampoo and building up a lather
- When the brush is clean rinse with luke warm water – making sure that all traces of the shampoo is gone
- Squeeze the brush bristles until excess water is gone and lay the brush flat on a clean towel to dry overnight