PSA: Please Wash Your Makeup Brushes *Regularly*

Super important!
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Washing your makeup brushes may seem like one of those no-brainer things, but it's actually an important task that even some true-blue beauty girls forget to do. It may be a tedious and boring chore, but you can *really* benefit from ~clean~ tools!

Here are all the reasons you should make the upkeep of your makeup brushes part of your weekly routine:

  1. It will prevent bacteria from breeding.

    Your brushes go through A LOT, especially if you wear makeup on a daily basis. They're also exposed to different environments, like your kikay kit or when it's strewn around your vanity table. This makes them a prime breeding ground for bacteria, so it's important that you wash them weekly to keep them squeaky clean.

  2. Regular maintenance will help preserve their quality.

    Going for weeks or months without cleaning your tools makes them more prone to staining. Not only that, the bristles will be wonky and fall out much quicker. Give them a deep-clean at least once a week para sulit ang bili

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  3. Your makeup will apply smoother.

    A clean brush will result in a flawless application every time, but if you notice that your products are going on streakier and not as even, it's a huge sign that you *finally* have to clean them.

  4. Clean brushes = fewer breakouts!

    Your makeup brushes come in contact with your face a lot, so if they're dirty, your skin is more prone to irritation, redness, and pimples.

  5. It keeps germs away from your pristine makeup products.

    Brushes aren't the only ones that are prone to being a bacteria breeding ground, because your makeup products can be at risk, too! By keeping your tools clean, you also prevent any germs from contaminating your products.

Now that you're determined to clean your tools, here are the best brush cleansing items you can try:

  1. Ellana Cosmetics Instant Dry Makeup Brush Cleaner

    This cucumber melon-scented brush cleaner from Ellana Cosmetics will not only thoroughly sanitize your tools, but it will also leave them v soft. Spritz this on the bristles after every use and wipe off the product residue with a tissue.

    Ellana Cosmetics Instant Dry Makeup Brush Cleaner, P499, Lazada

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  2. MAC Brush Cleanser

    This cleanser from MAC sanitizes your tools and conditions the brush fibers, making your brushes last longer!

    MAC Brush Cleanser, P1,100, Lazada

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  3. Beauty Blender Liquid BlenderCleanser

    Brushes are easy to cleanse because you can just swirl them on the palm of your hand and they'll be good as new, but it's not the same case with beauty sponges. Because they are porous, the inside gets dirty, too. Give them a thorough wash by using a *special* shampoo made for blenders.

    BeautyBlender Liquid BlenderCleanser, P900, Sephora

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  4. Sigma Beauty SigMagic Brushampoo Foam Brush Cleanser

    Sometimes, tiny bubbles aren't enough—we want to see some ~foam~! You can be sure that your tools will get the deep-cleaning they deserve with the Sigma Beauty Brushampoo.

    Sigma Beauty SigMagic Brushampoo Foam Brush Cleanser, P985, Sephora

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  5. Human Nature Balancing Facial Wash

    If you don't want to splurge on a cleanser solely for your makeup brushes, your facial wash works just fine, too!

    Human Nature Balancing Facial Wash, P79.75, Human Nature

  6. Suesh Brush Egg

    For the best deep-cleaning possible, use this nifty little tool from Suesh! Just wet your makeup brush, put a few drops of brush cleaner on it, then swirl it around the ridges to get all the gunk out.

    Suesh Brush Egg, P120, Suesh

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