Dos & Don'ts of makeup brush cleansing

Brush Cleaning Dos

  • Do wash your makeup brushes once a week to avoid bacteria build up.
  • Do use a gentle cleanser (such as MuMe's brush cleanser) to deep clean your brushes.
  • Do clean your brushes after each use with a spray brush cleanser when working with clients, to prevent cross-contamination and the possible spread of infection.
  • Do dry brushes flat after washing to prevent the glue (holding the bristles in place) from being destroyed.
  • Do gently re-shape each brush into it’s original shape if necessary.

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Brush Cleaning Don’ts

  • Don't use harsh chemicals on your brushes to clean them, they will eventually destroy them.
  • Don’t completely submerge your brushes in water. This can cause the wood to swell and crack. It can also loosen the glue that holds the brushes in place.
  • Don’t dry your brushes upright. This can trap water in the base of the brush which can cause rotting of the wood.
  • Don’t allow water to enter the barrel of the handle. Water trapped in the barrel can rot the adhesive, leading to an unpleasant odor and brush hair loss.
  • Don’t squeeze the bristles dry as this can alter the shape of the brush.