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A Complete Guide to Maintain A Clean Make Up Brushes

Be honest, when was the last time you did a good cleaning on your makeup brushes? If it’s been a month or so, you should go on and read the whole blog to see why you should be cleaning your makeup brushes right away.

Makeup brushes are breeding ground for bacteria that can cause serious skin problems. Unclean makeup brushes are one of the reasons why your makeup doesn't blend well. And dirt also contributes to premature aging. Two things you need to understand about makeup brushes is you have to make sure it is clean before you use it on your face and you should not share them as it can be a virus and bacteria spreader.

Cleaning all of your brushes can be such a fuss to add into your daily or weekly routine but it will pay off. Regular cleaning of your makeup brushes can help out in improving your skin and maintaining healthy clear skin. If you are concerned about hygiene and skin, you should clean your brushes after every use. But that seems impossible to do in our busy lives, so the most decent and reasonable times to do it is at least once a week. Below is a complete guide on how you can clean your makeup brushes.

Spot Cleaning

Spot cleaning is the easiest and quickest way to clean your makeup brushes and can be useful when you’re in a hurry. All you need to do is to pick a makeup brush cleaner that's usually in a spray bottle and spray it onto the brush to make it damp. Then gently swirl it on a paper towel to let it dry. This can be an easy method but your brushes may not be 100% cleaned so we suggest that it should only be done if you are in a real hurry.

Deep Cleaning Using a Silicon Mat

Deep cleaning with a makeup brush cleaner mat is the most popular way of cleaning your brushes but can take too much time to do it. But compared to spot cleaning, that can still leave traces of makeup in your brushes, deep cleaning is much recommended. With deep cleaning, you will need a gentle shampoo or dish soap, a silicon brush cleaning mat, a hand glove, a paper towel, and patience to wait for the brushes to dry. :)

To start, you just need to squeeze the dish soap or the shampoo onto the silicon mat (remember to use a hand glove), wet the brushes thru running water so you can also remove excess makeup out of the brushes and swirl it onto the mat with the liquid cleaner. Once you’re pretty sure that it is cleaned up, place the brush in running water to rinse. When you feel it’s ready, squeeze out excess water from the brushes and lay them down in a towel to absorb any left water in the brushes. Leave it overnight to let them dry.

Deep Cleaning With an Electric Makeup Brush Cleaner

Hiding in the bristles of your brushes are leftover makeup, harmful irritants & acne-causing bacteria that can’t be easily removed by hand cleaning or by using a makeup brush cleaner mat. It can still leave you at risk so the most suggested way to clean your makeup brushes is by using an electric or battery powered brush cleaner. It cleans the brushes thoroughly in high speed and also dries the brushes instantly leaving your brushes perfectly clean and good to go after cleaning them. All you need to do is drop some gentle shampoo in the cleaning bowl, attach the brush into the brush handle and spindle and spin it right through the bowl to clean it. Usually only takes 20 seconds to clean and dry a brush.

Estala Skin Care Luxury Makeup Brush Cleaner

Estala Skin Care has a powerfulLuxury Make Up Brush Cleaner that helps remove build up from brush tip to base - with no breakage. Watch the video below to see how you can easily wash and dry your brushes with ourLuxury Makeup Brush Cleaner.


We hope that after reading this blog, the first thing you’ll do is to add cleaning up your brushes into your skincare routine. Remember that clean makeup brushes will leave your skin healthier and will ensure your makeup glides on perfectly for a more fabulous you!