When was the last time you cleaned any of your makeup brushes? If you’re like most women, the answer is something along the lines of “Wash them? I need to do that?”. In fact, according to Cosmopolitan, a whopping 72% of women admit they never wash their makeup brushes. If that’s you, it’s time to change your ways, and this homemade makeup brush cleaner can help.
Cleaning your makeup brushes (with or without this homemade makeup brush cleaner) should be something you do regularly. Not cleaning them can lead to:
Makeup, debris (ex. hairspray), dead skin, oil, bacteria, and more can build up on your makeup brushes. When you use a dirty brush on your face you’re essentially smearing all of that gunk on your skin. This can lead to clogged pores and you know what clogged pores mean, right? Acne. Yep, those breakouts you’re battling may not be due to diet, a defective product, or stress; in fact, they could simply be a side effect of your grungy makeup brushes.
Note: While using this homemade makeup brush cleaner even once a month can help prevent unsightly acne, you can also prevent clogged pores by removing your makeup with something like these homemade makeup remover pads. If you do find yourself struggling with acne, try this DIY grapefruit face wash and homemade acne spot treatment to minimize breakouts.
As mentioned above, a variety of things in your environment, including bacteria and viruses, can build up on makeup brushes. When you use those brushes, you could be exposing yourself to things like staphylococcus, streptococcus, e coli, fungus, and pink eye (Escobar, 2015). These germs can be prevented or your exposure minimized by using this homemade makeup brush cleaner.
If you’re not using this homemade makeup brush cleaner (or some other cleaner), you’re essentially throwing money away. Allowing your makeup brushes to become completely caked with product will quickly make them fit for nothing but the garbage can. Protect your budget and extend the life of your brushes by using this homemade makeup brush cleaner on a regular basis!
Yep, dirty makeup brushes can cause wrinkles. Dermatologist Dr. Debbie Palmer explains, “Dirty makeup brushes can expose the skin to oxidative stress from free radicals, which causes a breakdown of collagen and elastin and can result in premature aging.” Yikes! Prevent wrinkles by using this homemade makeup brush cleaner and this homemade anti-wrinkle cream.
That old dirty makeup brush you’ve had for the last decade is looking pretty icky right about now, am I right? Don’t worry, this homemade makeup brush cleaner is super quick and easy both to make and use, so your brush will be squeaky clean in a matter of minutes. In fact, making this homemade makeup brush cleaner is as easy as 1, 2, and 3. (So you have no excuse not to give it a try!)
Plus, one thing that I really love about this homemade makeup brush cleaner is that it is all natural. You aren’t trading grime for potentially irritating chemicals.
Ready? Let’s get to it!
Homemade Makeup Brush Cleaner
1. Combine water, witch hazel, castile soap, and coconut oil in a Mason jar.
2. Add Lavender essential oil to your desired scent strength.
3. Place the lid on the jar and shake well to combine ingredients.
1. Shake the homemade makeup brush cleaner well before each use.
2. Pour a small amount into a bowl and swish brush around in the mixture.
3. Allow brush to soak in homemade makeup brush cleaner for 1 minute.
4. Rinse brushes until the water runs clean and lay flat on towel to dry completely.
Note: I do not advise drying your brushes upright on either end.
You can use this homemade makeup brush cleaner as often as desired; however, once a week would be totally fine. At a minimum, you should use this homemade makeup brush cleaner once a month.
Now that your brushes are squeaky clean, you can try some of these more fun homemade beauty recipes like:
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