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Oman Beauty: A quick guide to clean your make-up brushes

A quick guide to clean your pricy make-up brushes and keep the soft beauties pristine and completely bacteria-free

Now, let’s be honest: make-up brushes are quite expensive, and for a variety of reasons we want to own them all. It’s a big mystery to men that why we ladies need so many make-up brushes, but then a lot of things about us is a mystery for them.

Since these soft beauties are pricy, we want them to be in the most pristine condition. Also, unclean brushes lead to a bacteria build-up which can affect our skin. Hence, these glam tools require regular clean-ups.

Here are some ways in which you can keep your make-up brushes fancy, beautiful and clean.

The Bar Soap: This is pretty much the easiest way and it works well too. Wet your brush with lukewarm water and slowly massage it against a soft, sturdy bar soap. Once you think the brush has been massaged well and the soap has covered up all the bristles, wash it off with lukewarm water. Once the soap is off, tap it down on a soft, dry towel or a paper towel. Make sure you don’t get the brush holder/barrel wet as it may loosen up the hold and make the bristles fall off.

The Deep Clean: This is for those of you who have not cleaned your brushes for ages. As suggested by naturallivingideas.com, mix one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar with half a tablespoon of liquid dish wash soap in one cup of warm water. Soak your brushes in the mixture for a good amount of time, or till you see all the product build-ups break down. Then remove the brushes and rinse them with cold water, tap them off excess water with a soft paper towel and let them dry overnight. Your brushes are as good as new and absolutely bacteria-free!

The Baby Way: Got a child at home, then we are sure you have baby shampoo too. Take a pea size amount of baby shampoo on your palm, wet your brush and slowly start swirling it around. The shampoo will lather and residue will fall out. Once you think the dirt is out, wash the brush with warm water, pat it dry with a soft paper towel and let it dry completely. Your brushes are as soft as baby’s hair.

There you have it, three different ways to keep your make-up brushes clean and beautiful. Now let’s glam up!