How to Properly Clean and Store Your Makeup Brushes

How to Properly Clean and Store Your Makeup Brushes

Although Sargent Bubbles does not sell makeup brushes, your entire beauty routine is essential. We want you to be healthy and your skin to be well-maintained in all areas, whether we sell the products or not. We welcome questions about any beauty product, whether we sell it or not, and you can count on us to give you reliable, honest answers.

Properly cleaning and storing your makeup brushes is essential for maintaining quality, performance, and hygiene. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to clean and store your makeup brushes:

Cleaning Your Makeup Brushes:

  1. Gather your dirty makeup brushes and a gentle brush cleanser or mild shampoo.
  2. Wet the brush bristles under lukewarm water, avoiding getting water into the ferrule (the metal part that holds the bristles).
  3. Apply a small amount of brush cleanser or shampoo to your palm or a brush cleaning mat.
  4. Gently swirl the brush bristles in the cleanser, working up a lather.
  5. Rinse the brush under running water while continuing to gently massage the bristles until the water runs clear, ensuring all the cleanser or shampoo residue is removed.
  6. Gently squeeze out excess water from the brush with your fingers, reshaping the bristles if necessary.
  7. Lay the brushes flat on a clean towel or hang them upside down to air dry. Avoid standing them upright, as water can seep into the ferrule and weaken the bristles' glue.

Storing Your Makeup Brushes:

  1. Once your brushes are completely dry, store them in a clean and dry brush holder or container.
  2. Choose a storage option that allows the brushes to stand upright or lay flat to maintain their shape and prevent deformation of the bristles.
  3. If using a brush holder with slots, place each brush with the bristles facing upward to protect the shape and prevent dust accumulation.
  4. Avoid storing brushes in an airtight or damp environment, as this can promote bacterial growth and damage the bristles.
  5. If traveling with your brushes, use a brush roll or protective case to keep them clean and prevent damage.

Additional Tips:

  • Clean your makeup brushes regularly, ideally once a week for brushes used with liquid or cream products and every two weeks for brushes used with powder products.
  • Be gentle when washing your brushes to avoid damaging the bristles.
  • Avoid soaking brushes in water or submerging the entire brush, as this can loosen the glue and lead to bristle shedding.
  • Never dry your brushes with a blow dryer or in direct sunlight, as this can damage the bristles and handles.
  • Consider investing in brush guards or protective caps to help maintain the shape of your brushes during storage and travel.

By following these steps and incorporating regular cleaning and proper storage, you can ensure that your makeup brushes remain clean, functional, and in excellent condition for extended use.

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