Spring is almost here and what better time to clean your beauty tools? Last weekend, I cleaned every hair, make up, and toothbrush in my house. While I try to clean my make up brushes at least once a month, for some reason, my hair brushes are often forgotten. They get pretty dirty with repeated use, especially if you’re using styling products. By cleaning your brushes regularly, you are going to remove gunk, oil, product buildup, and even dead skin. You can buy expensive brush cleansers, but I like to use simple household items to make my tools clean again.
Some germs go down the drain, but far too many remain on our toothbrushes. Soak your toothbrush in antibacterial mouthwash or hydrogen peroxide. Rinse thoroughly before using again.
Mix one part olive with one part dish soap. The olive oil will help condition and moisturize the bristles. Swirl the bristles around to break down any makeup residue.
Rinse only the bristles.
Lay brush flat to dry.
This mixture also works great for cleaning beauty sponges.
Back in the days, this was my grandmother’s method. Use a comb to remove hair. In a container, combine 1 tsp baking soda, 1 tsp shampoo and 1 cup of warm water. Submerge the hair brush and soak for at least 30 minutes. Rinse with water.
Doesn’t it feel good to use a gunk-free, clean brush on your skin and hair?
How often do you clean your brushes? Do you have any tips and tricks you’d care to share?