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How to clean your makeup brushes

Makeup brushes are a source of bacteria if not kept clean. Keeping your make up brushes will prevent


You should clean your make up brushes at least once a week. If your make up brushes get caked up in less time, you will need to clean them more often.

Deep Cleanse

  1. Rinse with water your brushes

Xtreme Lashes Essential Brushes

2. Use a scrubbing cloth (I got mine at the Dollar Tree)

3. Spray a gentle cleanser (I used the Xtreme Lashes Eye makeup Remover and Facial cleanser) on the scrub side of cloth.

Xtreme Lashes Eye Makeup Remover + Cleanser

4. Scrub in a rotating motion your bristles into the sprayed area

5. Rinse in hot water

6. Repeat until the water runs clear

7. Store upright to dry. Never lay flat your make up brush to dry. It can prevent your brushes from drying and and harbor bacteria.

8. Once dried, store in a closed container (I store mine in the Xtreme Lashes Makeup Organizer)

Xtreme Lashes Organizer

Daily Cleanse

In addition to deep cleaning your brushes, you can also use a disinfecting mist for an extra boost of cleanliness in between uses.

  • In a glass spray bottle, combine 4 ounces of witch hazel extract with 12 drops of lavender or tea tree oil.

  • Spray directly onto your brush, and then wipe clean using a clean cloth or paper towel.

  • In addition to having a clean, uplifting scent, also has antimicrobial properties that will help keep brushes sanitary.

Witch hazel extract, which usually contains about 14% alcohol, helps to clear away leftover product. The slight alcohol content also allows the bristles to dry quickly, and keeps the essential oil evenly distributed throughout. So if you use an alcohol-free witch hazel toner, you may not have the same results. One oil that is not recommended is peppermint, because it has a very powerful scent that could potentially irritate the eyes.

I hope this helps you.



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