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Cleaning each individual makeup brush is an important beauty step that many women forget about.  Read all about the importance of keeping each makeup brush clean, and also learn the step-by-step process of cleaning a makeup brush.

Why should you clean your makeup brush?

Cleaning makeup brushes is incredibly important because makeup brushes, like anything else, collect bacteria.   As makeup brushes are used on your face, you don’t want harmful bacteria coming in contact with your eyes, nose, or mouth.  Keeping your makeup brushes clean will help keep you healthy and infection-free.  In addition, using a dirty makeup brush can result in mixed pigments and smudging, which will cause a less-than-flawless appearance.  A clean makeup brush will always give you better results than a dirty one.  Finally, keeping your makeup brush clean will make it last longer.  Just like a car, regular maintenance will result in higher performance and a longer life.  

How do you clean a makeup brush?
Fill a small bowl with warm water.  Add a small amount of gentle shampoo to the water and mix it in.  Insert the bristles of the makeup brush into the water and gently rub the bristles of the brush between your fingers, allowing the soapy water to come in contact with every bristle.  You may see makup residue being washed away from the bristles of the brush.  After the makeup brush seems thoroughly washed, run the brush under some warm water to rinse it off.  Finally, pat the bristles dry with a paper towel and leave the makeup brush in a cool, dry place so it can air-dry.  

Tips for a Clean Makeup Brush
--If you can, try to gently cleanse your makeup brushes with a baby wipe after each use.
--You can also invest in a makeup brush cleaner, which can be purchased at specialty beauty stores.
--Try to clean your brushes about once per week for best results.

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