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Mastering the Art of Makeup Tool Cleaning: A Professional Guide

Makeup tools are the unsung heroes of every girl’s glam up routine. Attaining flawless look is a catch and the tools used to achieve it can be compromised sometimes. The makeup tools are behind the curtain for getting your look aced.

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Hence, proper cleaning is essential not just for hygiene but for their longer and better performance. The cleaning of these tools is crucial and can be done through simple steps. Here is a comprehensive guide on how to clean your makeup tools like a pro.

Gather Your Supplies

First things first, gather all the essentials required to start cleaning your makeup tools. For a good DIY cleaning solution, you need a gentle shampoo, soap, warm water, a cleansing pad, paper towels and a brush.

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Prep Your Tools

Brush off the excessive product from your brushes and sponges. You can also wipe them off on a tissue or paper towel to get rid of any remaining product.

Lather Up

Create a dense lather by adding gentle soap or shampoo to warm water. Swirl the brush in circular motions for a good mixture. Soak the brush’s bristles in the lather without letting the metal part touch it.

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Rinse and Repeat

After few minutes, rinse the brush under running water and wash off all the soap residue thoroughly. Repeat the process of lathering and rinsing until you achieve clean water as residue.

Sponges Need Love Too

Apply small amount of soap or shampoo onto the sponge and dampen it. Squeeze out the dusty water from the sponge gently. This will create a lather.

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Lookout for the areas with stubborn stains and rinse the sponge off when clean water comes upon squeezing.

Thorough Rinse

Rinse off the sponge under running water and squeeze out any remaining soap. Make sure the water runs clean. Rinse repeatedly to make sure all soap is removed to avoid skin irritation.

Shape and Dry

The cleaning process can reshape your bristles. To bring them back into their original position, use a brush or comb. Use a clean towel and place the brushes on it to air dry. Do not dry them vertically to avoid water seeping into the ferruling bristle loosening.

Deep Clean

You can also use a brush cleansing solution or make a mixture with olive oil and dish soap. This mixture breaks down stubborn residue and sanitizes the brushes.

Regular Maintenance

Cleaning your makeup tools regularly is a way you can make your brush last longer. This prevents product buildup and bacterial growth. Make a routine of cleaning brushes and sponges at least once a week.

Storage Matters

Storing your makeup tools is crucial and can affect their hygiene. It is important to store them in a dry, well-ventilated area to prevent mold and bacteria growth. Do not store them in airtight containers.

Ta-da here was the complete guide on how you can make sure a hygienic tools storage. These steps you can have super long lasting and clean brushes at your vanity.


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