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Truly Cozy Makeup Brush Cleaning

Greetings, friends!

As a follow-up to my affordable and easy DIY foundation powder from a couple of weeks ago, I thought it’d be a good idea to


Bacteria builds up on your makeup brush from your constantly shedding skin cells.
Yes, I do mean constant.
We lose about 30,000-40,000 skin cells EVERY HOUR.
Forget the skin cells! After repeated use, your makeup brush is also steeping in old, oily, bacteria-ridden, leftover makeup.

*pause for reaction*

Did you know that dermatologists recommend cleaning your makeup brush once a week?

So essentially…

… you might as well be doing this:

This grimy skin cell/makeup stew I’ve been slathering all over my face is on its way to undoing all the good transitioning to a chemical-free, organic beauty routine has done for my complexion.

I will NOT be so easily defeated!

Quick & Easy Makeup Brush Cleaning

Here’s what you’ll need:

your nasty makeup brush
warm water
hand soap
a cup

Here’s what you’ll do:

1. Run your brush under warm water.

2. Squirt some hand soap on the brush and gently massage them into the bristles.

3. Rinse the brush out under warm water.

4. Squirt another pump of hand soap on the bristles and swirl it in the cup with filled with warm water.


5. Rinse the brush again to make sure you get out as much soap and ickiness as possible. *

* You may need to repeat steps 1-4 a few times especially if its been a long time (or its the first time. cough, cough) since you’ve washed your brush. That crusty, caked-on junk doesn’t come off very easily. 

6. Let the brush dry overnight.

Before *shudder*
After (its actually a different COLOR. gulp.)


Back to being fabulous!

Until next week, cheers!


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This entry was posted on April 29, 2014 by in bacteria, beauty, breakout, brush, cells, chemical, clean, cleaning, clear, complexion, cozy, diy, easy, free, green, healthy, makeup, oils, skin, truly.
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