How to Clean Makeup Brushes

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In order to clean makeup brushes, use anti-bacterial soap in a good lather to get rid of bacteria. Prolong the life of makeup brushes with help from a professional house cleaner in this free video on housecleaning and housekeeping tips. View Video Transcript

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Rachel Yatuzis

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Hi I'm Rachel Yatuzis and I'm going to teach you how to clean makeup brushes. The first thing you want to know, clean your makeup brushes about once every month. I know that most women do not get around to doing it that often, but if you can remember after you put your makeup on in the morning, if you go on and wash your makeup brush, it should be dry by the time you get home and then you've done it. They can collect so much bacteria, there's bacteria in your makeup, there's expiration date on your makeup, check all of these things because if not, you can make your skin break out or numerous other problems like sties, things like that. So the first thing you want to do to get rid of the bacteria in your makeup brush, you need to make sure that you use an anti-bacterial soap. Usually any green or earth friendly soaps are not going to be anti-bacterial because they contain or they don't contain the ingredient triclosan which is the anti-bacterial ingredient. So find something that is anti-bacterial. Wet your sponge, actually if you use, not your sponge, wet your makeup brush, and if you use warm water it'll dry more quickly so really the hotter the water that you can stand, the better. Get it nice and wet, get some anti-bacterial soap on there. Work it into a lather. Need a little bit more. And you will see all the makeup coming out of it. Try not to mess up the bristles too bad and it's OK if your brush looks kind of funny when it's wet or maybe misshapen because it'll look normal again once it dries. This will prolong the life of your makeup brush so much more and it'll feel soft again. When your makeup brush is dirty, you'll feel it, it gets kind of prickly and it won't feel as soft on your skin so that's how you know it's really, really time to clean it. Rinse it off really well and then just set it aside to dry. You might want to wring it out a little bit like that. And set it aside and let it dry, maybe when you get home from work it'll be dry. I'm Rachel Yatuzis and that is how you clean a makeup brush.