How to clean your makeup brushes The right makeup for your skin is very important, but keeping your brushes clean is also part of it. Often we are so busy applying the makeup that we forget to clean the brushes. Here are some reasons why it is so important: A beautiful skin without imperfections immediately provides a nice basis for the makeup. Unfortunately we all sometimes have a pimple. If you have accidentally scratched this open or squeezed it out, you can quickly spread the bacteria in it to other places. This often happens with applying makeup, the bacteria get stuck in the makeup brush. Now you can already guess, the next time you do your makeup with the same brush, you bring these bacteria back to the skin. Cleaning your makeup brushes is also very important if you make up many different people. Everyone has a different skin type, it is also possible that someone has certain skin complaints that are contagious. TIP: Use a brush when applying lip products. It is possible that your customer has a cold sore, you certainly do not want to transfer this to your other customers. The brush is easy to clean, not your lipstick! Here are a few ways to clean your makeup brushes: Baby shampoo + water Put luke warm water or cold water in a container. Use a mild shampoo. Carefully wash your brushes in the container. use your fingers to remove the dirt from the brushes. Brush Cleaner A soap that has been specially developed to quickly and thoroughly clean your brushes. These often occur in spray bottles, so they are easy to apply to your brush. Gently pat your makeup brush on a tissue. TIP: Use the sides to dab. This way you prevent the hairs from standing apart. • Brush cleaning pad These are super for a quick cleaning of your brushes. You also use lukewarm water and a mild shampoo. You rub the brushes slowly over the pad and the makeup residue is removed quickly. TIPS: • Make sure you only wet the hairs of your brushes, not the wood or the iron. You don't want the wood to rot or your brushes to rust. • Do not push too hard with your brushes. This is bad for the hair. The hairs can then stand apart. It is best to make ironing movements during cleaning. • Do not allow the brushes to dry upright, but place them on a towel or kitchen paper.