Look no further! This may be the only guide you need to create your own DIY makeup brush cleaner. We all know cleaning makeup brushes can be a daunting task no one wants to spend time doing. These simple tips will save you time and money. Three products are used for each hack and some won’t require you to even leave your home!
Cleaning your makeup brushes is often considered a hassle rather than a simple task, but we want to change that. Using products that you have in your home versus buying chemically enhanced brush cleaner is a large part of making the process more enjoyable. Also, eliminating the tools bought will help alleviate that stress as well. All the tools you will need for these tips and tricks are a cup (I would recommend glass) and your brushes … that’s it! Let’s do a deep dive into some simple makeup brush cleaning tips, shall we?
Simply Soap & Oil
Delete the products in your shopping cart and put down the car keys! No need to stock up on yet another product! In your home, soap and oil are some of the standard essentials. For this particular tip, the soap you will be using is a non-scented liquid body soap or a sensitive liquid face soap. The benefits of washing your makeup brushes with this product is that it is already something you use on your most sensitive areas. The emphasis on liquid will make it easier to simply mix in a glass with olive or grapeseed oil. The oil provides the buildup of makeup to easily slip from the fibers of hair on the brush.
Simply Water & Baking Soda
Here’s a hack that’s easy as 1…2…3! Baking soda has been used for skin care as a mild
exfoliant. The exfoliating properties within this product can allow for a more harsh scrub for a large amount of buildup. Take heed of this washday routine if you need a complete restart. There’s no shame! Who is really strictly responsible with cleaning their brushes?
This brush cleaning hack might be as simple as it gets! Incorporating warm water with five to six tablespoons of baking soda might be the mixture you need to give your brushes a good cleanse.
Simply Tea Tree & Coconut Oil
Tea tree oil has disinfecting properties that prevent mold and mildew, which is a big issue when you have makeup products sinking into the fine hairs of your brushes. Another great benefit to using tea tree oil for your brush cleaning needs is the fact that it is an anti-inflammatory. Picture this! It’s the first day after cleaning your brushes and your face is puffy. Using these newly cleaned brushes would aid in relaxing the inflamed skin tissue.
Another oil that is beneficial to your cleaning process is … Coconut Oil! This oil will provide the slip that you need to release those trapped contaminants. Coconut oil is also an antimicrobial that protects the skin from fungi and acne! This could be considered a hydration saver as well. Dry skin no more!
** For all of these tips and tricks, pour them into a glass cup or bowl in order to see the water run clear. This is how you will know that your brushes are truly clean and free of makeup. **