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How to clean your makeup brushes

Hygiene, functionality and durability... These are the three main reasons why you should clean your brushes regularly. As a professional you do this between each client, but brushes for personal use benefit from 2-3 washes per month. Now how do you get started?

There are several ways to clean your favo makeup brushes, but for the ELIN ones this is method is my preferred one:

Several brands have already released soaps and gels that purify and care for the brushes. In addition, it is completely okay to use, for example, children's shampoo during the cleaning process. When using soap and wash gels, it is important to keep in mind the following tips:

  • Never use hot water. Fibers are held together inside the brush with glue. If this glue comes into contact with hot water, there is a good chance it will dissolve and loosen the fibers.

  • Always hold the brush at an angle under the jet of water, with the head (= the bristles) downwards, so that as little water as possible can run into the brush.

  • Always be gentle and careful. Never be aggressive, but treat your tool with love and care. For example, after washing, I always dab my brushes by going back and forth on a soft cloth.

  • Lay your brushes to dry on a cloth with the head over the edge of the table/sink/cabinet. This way the air can reach all corners and your makeup brush will dry in the right shape.

  • Do not put the clean brushes in a case or toilet bag with all other makeup. This will prevent cross-contamination.

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