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Dear Bella: Should You Wash New Makeup Brushes?

Bella reader Vsugar recently wrote in asking whether or not new makeup brushes need to be washed prior to their inaugural usage. "They seem clean, but I'm sure they aren't sterile," she wondered. If you're buying brushes that aren't shielded by packaging in some way, I highly recommend giving them a washing for obvious reasons. But, even if they are safely enclosed in packaging, I still give the old cleaning routine a nod. Here's why.

Washing brushes after purchasing them is a good idea for cleanliness reasons alone. But doing so also helps to remove any loose bristles and anything else that may have come into contact with them during the manufacturing process. An initial washing will help condition and soften your brushes, making them last longer and perform better. Here are some tips for cleaning these essential beauty tools thoroughly, along with some professional products, too.

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