Deals

This Crucial Step Might Be Missing from Your Makeup Routine—Here’s an Easy Way to Fix That

January 3, 2017

If you don’t already clean your makeup brushes regularly, you might want to start. A 2013 study from Loyola Marymount University found that after one month, brush bacteria had increased to a number too high to measure. Eek! Thankfully, washing your brushes is really easy to do, no pricey products required.

Making your own brush cleaner requires only a few simple ingredients, and helps prevent the gross stuff from building up. Witch hazel is a natural cleanser, apple cider vinegar disinfects, and olive oil helps bristles stay soft. You’ll really notice the difference when a freshly washed brush sweeps on your favorite eye shadow. Your makeup (and your skin!) will thank you.

Makeup Brush Cleaner

What you need

1 cup distilled water
½ cup witch hazel
2 teaspoons castile soap
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar

Instructions

Mix together all ingredients in a large jar or container.

To use, pour a small amount into a jar. Soak brush bristles for 5 to 10 minutes, then rinse in cold water; reshape and let dry.

Store the leftover solution in a sealed jar or container, and use for up to two weeks, and just give it a shake before each use.

Photo credit: Paul Delmont

[product sku=””]
[product sku=”671635701985″]
[product sku=”671635701831″]
[product sku=”018787774328″]

This article is related to:

Cosmetics, DIY, DIY Beauty Products

Share this article

Nicole Gulotta

Nicole Gulotta is a writer, author, and tea enthusiast.

0

Download the app for easy shopping on the go

By providing your mobile number, you agree to receive marketing text messages from Thrive Market. Consent not a condition to purchase. Msg & data rates apply. Msg frequency varies. Reply HELP for help and STOP to cancel.


If you are visually-impaired and having difficulty with our website, call us at 1‑855‑997‑2315

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

© Thrive Market 2022 All rights reserved.