On Bristles and World Peace

Photo by ArunaR

Believe it or not, I have been asked this question several times recently.

No. It doesn’t involve gravity, world peace, or chicken/egg combos. It involves makeup brushes.

Recently, I listed “clean your makeup brushes” on our daily to-do list. Apparently, this sent several of you into momentary shock because you weren’t sure how to clean your makeup brushes. Well. Fear no longer. House Honcho is rushing to your rescue.

It’s very simple. (And very important!)

First, it’s important to note that you should clean your makeup brushes once a month. Like everything else, these brushes get dirty, and since they come in contact with your skin, it is important to keep them dust-/dirt-/germ-free.

Second, all you really need is some warm water and your shampoo. Carefully place the brush bristles into the water. (If you’re using the tap, don’t run the water on high.) When the bristles are fully soaked, add a small amount of shampoo to the mix and gently wash.

Finally, rinse the soap out fully. (Not doing this step correctly could damage the bristles or aggravate your skin. And who needs that?) Towel dry or use your hair dryer to speed up the drying process.

And there you have it. Clean brushes equal happy skin! Tootles!

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