Brush off the dust: Hacks to clean Make-up Brushes

Attention, make-up enthusiasts! The brushes you’ve been using for over a year may be in need of some cleaning. No, “I’ve used it only a few times,” is not an excuse. If you’re into make-up, make sure you maintain the make-up hygiene else you may have to deal with an outbreak of breakouts. We’re here to tell you how to clean them simply, effectively, and affordably. Just follow these simple tips:

The Soak Method
Your brushes accumulate dust from makeup as well as from the outside over a period of time. Dusting or tapping them may help to an extent but it isn’t enough. What you can do instead is take a big glass of lukewarm water, put in a tablespoon of liquid dish soap and a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar. Gather your brushes and dip them. Soak for 15 minutes. Then take them out and wash them thoroughly under running water.

The Comb Method
You will need a tablespoon of shampoo and a tablespoon of conditioner mixed well. Rub the solution gently on the brushes and wash them under running water with the help of a fine-toothed comb. Comb the bristles of the brush just like you would comb your hair. This helps gather dirt from the hidden ends and clean the brush.

The Plate Method
You have to pour in 3 tablespoons of dish soap and 3 tablespoons of coconut oil on a flat bowl. Mix the two together and gently circle your brushes on the solution. You will notice the solution changing colour due to the dirt coming out of the brushes. Do it with all the brushes and then wash them thoroughly with lukewarm water.

We recommend using one of these techniques at least once a week or once every two weeks for best results. Don’t forget to ensure that your brushes are completely dry before you use the brushes again. You can dry the brushes by jerking the water out and then laying them on a towel till they dry.

(Contributed by Deblina Munshi)


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