No Fuss DIY Natural Makeup Brush Cleaner
When it comes to beautiful skin we often overlook one component that plays a huge role in the health of our skin. Especially for those of us that have sensitive or acne prone skin and prefer to wear makeup most days.
Let’s be honest how often to do you wear makeup? And how often do you clean your makeup brushes? Applying makeup with clean brushes is an important step to great skin. They can be a breeding ground for bacteria among other things… I know, ew. This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience, read full disclosure policy.
4 Reasons To Clean Makeup Brushes
- Acne Prevention: When we use makeup brushes they can collect anything and everything. From dead skin cells, sebum oil, to dust. Each time we use a really dirty makeup brush we are applying possibly all those things on our face which can clog our pores and create acne as a result.
- Bacteria Buildup: When we don’t wash our makeup brushes, they can accumulate bacteria. This occurs when the bristles are damp, think liquid foundation. The moist, warm environment can become a petri dish, allowing microbes to breed into the bristles.
- Skin Irritations: Cleaning makeup brushes regularly helps keeps them soft. When makeup and dirt buildup on them, the bristles become stiff. Thus, causing us to rub harder when applying makeup. This alone can irritate our skin.
- Damaged Brushes: Without proper care and cleaning, overtime our makeup brushes can get so clogged with makeup and dust that they don’t perform as well as they could. Makeup might even change color when applied or look spotty. If this happens, we may find ourselves applying more makeup in an attempt to for an even application. Wasting product, clogging our pores, and irritating our skin with to many brush strokes.
Supplies for Natural Makeup Brush Cleaner
4 oz liquid castile soap
3 drops tea tree essential oil
3 drops lavender essential oil
4 oz dispenser bottle
Instructions to Make a Natural Makeup Brush Cleaner
Pour liquid castile soap into dispenser bottle. Add 3 drops of tea tree essential oil and lavender essential oil. Place the lid on the bottle and shake to combine.
Yields 4 ounces
To use wet makeup brush bristles and squeeze a small amount of cleaner onto the bristles. Lather bristles in a circular motion against the palm of your hand. Rinse under running water, avoiding the handle until void of makeup and suds. Lightly shake out makeup brush. Then, gently reshape bristles into place and lay flat to dry on a clean cloth overnight. Repeat once a week. Note: Do not let dry upright or water may weaken the bonding of the handle. If you enjoy making things for yourself too check out my beginners natural bath and body course.
Your skin with truly benefit from regularly giving your brushes a deep cleaning! But, you maybe wondering; is it really worth spending fifteen dollars on a bottle liquid castile soap to make a natural makeup brush cleaner? I’ve found that I really only need a few simple ingredients to make all of my natural skincare products. And it’s easier than you think! So, I compiled this list of 20 must have ingredients to make natural skincare products as a guide. Check it out and you’ll see how far a bottle of liquid castile soap can go!