Cleaning your brushes is as important as using them, and so I've decided to dedicate this post to this very thing.
My weekend was well spent, deep cleaning my brushes with the following steps and tools:
Sigma Spa® Brush Cleaning Glove
1. Run your brush under lukewarm water, to rinse out residual makeup.
Avoid holding your brush upwards, to avoid having water loosen the glue between the bristles/brush and the handle over time
2. Fill a bowl with warm water and put in a couple squirts of baby shampoo (a gentle cleansing shampoo or brush cleaning shampoo would work too). Swirl your brush in it and work it on to the middle of the glove “wash”.
3. Rinse the brush by using the top part of the glove “Rinse”.
4. For extra cleaning, work your brush against the “refine” texture of the glove, repeat step two and three until the water runs down clear then.
5. Use the section between your thumb and the rest of the glove to shape the bristles “Shape” by squeezing the brush and removing excess water.
6. Place them on a towel to dry.
In case you don't have a Sigma Brush glove cleanser, you can work the brushes into the palm of your hand and once they are clean brush them against a towel in the direction of the bristles to shape them, then let them dry.
Deep cleaning the brushes you use frequently needs to take place once a week, no matter how expensive or inexpensive they are. The effects of it could be breakouts from the dirt and bacteria that gather on them. Also the efficiency of your brushes will go down drastically depending on their cleanliness.
Spot cleaning your brushes is an easy step you can add to your daily makeup routine, which will make the deep cleaning process less of a hassle and provide consistent maintenance for your brushes and your skin - that will be discussed in an upcoming post.
Sigma Spa® Brush Cleaning Glove can be bought from www.rooznah.com (based in Oman & quick delivery) for RO 20.000
How often do you deep clean your brushes?