Skin Care Tip of the Week *How to clean your makeup brushes*

Monday, January 16, 2012

When was the last time you cleaned your makeup brushes? If it has been over a month it's time to get washing! It's important to clean your brushes at least once a month.

Cleaning your makeup brushes regularly will extend the shelf life of your makeup and help prevent the spread of bacteria, which can cause nasty side effects such as eye infections, acne and skin irritation.

A super easy and effective way to clean your brushes is to use all natural or organic baby shampoo.

Directions:
  1. Fill a small bowl with 1 cup of lukewarm water
  2. Add 1 tsp of baby shampoo ( I use Burt's Bees Baby Bee Shampoo & Wash)
  3. Swirl your brushes in the mixture and use your fingers to gently clean each brush
  4. Rinse your brushes in lukewarm water to remove any soapy residue
  5. Reshape your brushes and lay flat to dry
Another way to clean your brushes is to use a mixture of 1 tsp of baking soda and 1 cup lukewarm water. Do the same routine as above.

So remember in order to keep your skin clear and free from unnecessary irritation clean your brushes monthly.

40 comments:

Jeannie said...

Simple and quick tutorial that is often overlooked...myself included. Thanks! My skin thanks you. : )

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Stephanie Shepherd said...

Thanks for sharing this easy-to-accomplish tip! I really need to do this, this week.

Marjorie said...

You can also use a little extra virgin olive oil before washing to break down really set in makeup and condition the brushes :)

Susan said...

Thanks for the reminder! That's a really easy way to do it, I'll definitely get that done this week! Thanks Lindsay :)

Paislea Elyse said...

this is wonderful!!

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Vivian @ EATandLOVE said...

once a month? ahh, i'm way behind. i will get to it today! thanks for the tip.

Marina {Yummy Mummy) said...

Oh gosh, you caught me. I so don't do this once a month. Thanks for the reminder!

jennydanger said...

@ marjorie- great tip, about the olive oil! especially because i use long wear foundation [its a beast to remove the deep down in residue].

sherri lynn said...

It is definitely time for me to wash my brushes! Thanks for this tip!

Meaghan Mae said...

Baking soda, good idea. I had just been using some of my face wash, probably not so good. lol woops.

Lindsay said...

Oh, it is time for me to do this today! Thanks for the tip Linds! Have a great week!

Lindsay said...

Thanks for this! I usually use my MAC brush cleaner, but this would be way more affordable.

theolivetree said...

yes! love this and anything burts bees!!

Hilliary@ Happily Ever Healthy said...

Reading this post reminded me that I really need to clean my make up brushes! Thanks!

Alexa said...

That awesome because I have like ten bottles of Burt's Bee's baby shampoo. Went crazy on a sale. Haha...

Julia - the Urban Slant said...

I love this idea. I try and do it at least once a month. I also have a spray from sephora that I spray after each use -- i' a bit OCD.

Tabitha Lynn said...

You're amazing, seriously last night I was thinking "tomorrow I have to find Lindsay's how to clean make up brushes tomorrow" And you reposted it. YOU'RE my life savor.

How are you and baby!

xx

Anna Elder said...

um yeah…i'm gonna have to do this right now. Like, I'm getting off the computer and going to do this. :) Luckily I bought some new brushes recently…but I need to stay on top of keeping these clean!! Thanks for sharing..as always!

Olivia.Dee said...

thank you for this... I've been needing to wash my brushes!

Brynn {chartreuse and a twist} said...

I am, admittedly, horrible at this!!! I always say that I am going to and then time slips by and I still haven't done it! Okay, doing this right now {seriously!} XO brynn

Amy @ amy day to day said...

I clean my brushes but I haven't in a while. Thanks for the reminder!!

Daisy said...

Thank you! This is so helpful :)

Sarah said...

I just cleaned my makeup brushes for the first time on Saturday. I love burt's bees so I'll try this next time! Thanks for the tip :)

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said...

OMG haha Lindsay great minds think alike! We posted about the same subject today! I love all the variations on cleaners:)

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

Marjorie- GREAT suggestion!

Waking Up To This..... said...

great tutorial except I have tried this and recommend that you DO NOT get the end of the bristles {where they attach to the handle} wet because it can loosen the glue and make them fall out

Meredith said...

you always have the best tips! I have never thought to use baby shampoo but I know my skin will thank me (its so sensitive!)

Jenna@The Life of the Wife said...

Thank you thank you for posting this! I still can't believe that some people don't wash their brushes! Yucky! ;) Love your tips!

Jenna

C3 said...

I try to wash mine more than once a month and always feel so much better putting on makeup when I do. I'm coming up on almost 4 weeks now, thanks for the reminder!

charlotte elizabeth said...

This is perfect!! I just ran out of my MAC brush cleaner and was going to try and find a less expensive way of doing it, the baking soda one I'll have to try! Thanks so much!!

Erin said...

I NEED to clean my brushes!! :) yikes...once a month! I am bad. Thanks for sharing!!

Chunny said...

Thank you for sharing this. =)


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Sarah said...

Just found your blog through pinterest, and at the right time! My skin has been going crazy lately. From a rash/skin infection to being oily to super dry to breaking out.

I am definitely going to clean my brushes tonight and use your skin care tips to try to clear things up.

Katrina {calikatrina.blogspot.com} said...

Yay, that's how I clean my brushes! And when Lindsay tells you how to do something, it's bible, set-in-stone, thee BEST way. Glad I'm on track. :)

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nice tip. will do every month

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Jackie @ EatLove&Style said...

Oh thank you, for this easty tip. I am one to never clean my brushes and end up just buying new ones. Will clean them this weekend.

Jackie

yomaris said...

always a good idea to clean then as often as possible... i do at least once a week...

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XincontriAdulti.IT said...

Very important information. Thanks for sharing

LoveFlowers said...

Great tip Lindsey. This will save me some money and keep my old mascara brushes being useful.

Anonymous said...

Yikes. I do that maybe once a year or two?

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