How to Clean Makeup Brushes in 3 Easy Steps & Help Avoid Breakouts by Cheryl Leahy

a month ago
How to Clean Makeup Brushes in 3 Easy Steps & Help Avoid Breakouts

I recently started using mineral makeup for many reasons, one of which I feel it's better for my skin. What I didn’t realize was that while the makeup might be more pure, if you don’t wash the brushes you use to apply it, you're just spreading bacteria and germs on your face. Make sure to wash your brushes at least every month. 

  1. Dampen your brushes with warm water.
  2. Apply a foaming cleanser (baby shampoo works).
  3. Rinse and lay flat to dry.

That's it! Make sure you don’t stand your brushes up to dry or completely soak them – the water can loosen the glue that holds the bristles. Put your best face forward!

Take 30 seconds and join the 30Seconds community. Inspire and be inspired.

Related Products on Amazon We Think You May Like:

30Second Mobile, Inc. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.

Trendy Beauty Looks: How to Create My “Orange Sherbet” Makeup & Warm Up Your Face

Beauty Looks: How to Create My “Lime Sherbet” Makeup & Play It Cool

Beauty Trends: How to Make Faux Freckles & Bring Out Your Inner Pixie in 10 Simple Steps

Get the Perfect Pout Lip Look: How to Create a Simple Matte Lip That Wows

Christine Jones
I can't tell you how much I needed this tip. I also can't tell you how long it's been since I've cleaned my brushes!
Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
I never clean my makeup brushes, whoops! Will remedy this, thanks Cheryl Leahy!
Donna John
I wash my makeup brush at least once a week. I do notice breakouts more when I dont, and now with maskne, it's even more important! beauty: Maskne Is the New Acne: 7 Steps to Help Eliminate Acne Breakouts Caused By Face Masks

join discussion

Please login to comment.

recommended tips

Create an Emergency Makeup Kit: 6 Glam Essentials Every Mom Needs in Her Purse!

Makeup Refresh: How to Boost Your Complexion With Spray Toner!

No Time for Makeup? You'll Love This One Beauty Product!

Age-less & Age-Defying Makeup: Cosmetics to Help Keep You Looking Young!

Got 30 seconds? Sign up for and get the best of our tips each week!