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How to Clean Makeup Brushes

How to Clean Your Makeup Brushes (Because They Could Probably Use It)

How to Clean Makeup Brushes
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We all know that it's bad for us to use dirty makeup brushes on our skin — you do wash your face twice a day for a reason — but can you actually remember the last time you cleaned your makeup brushes? Experts say you should wash your makeup brushes once a week, especially if you use them frequently. But if you're guilty of letting this task get away from you (like us), you don't need to run to the store to grab some fancy brush cleaner to get the job done.

We're sharing an easy way to clean your makeup brushes at home using items you already have in your home. This DIY brush cleaner is gentle, yet effective at removing build-up makeup residue from your brushes and conditioning the bristles to keep them soft. Ahead, learn how to wash your makeup brushes at home with soap and olive oil.

The Ingredients You Need For a DIY Brush Cleaning Solution:

  • Olive oil
  • Antibacterial soap
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