Cleaning Your Beauty Tools: What, When & How

Your beauty tools spend long, hard hours helping you trek through your beauty endeavors. From bouncy blowouts and flawless complexion to your not-so-successful attempt at an intense cat eye, your tools always have your back. It’s time that you give back a little bit and show them that you love them, too! We have put together a list of the most popular beauty tools, how to properly clean them and how often they should be cleaned. It’s a pretty safe bet that you’re either not doing it enough or you’re doing it incorrectly. Stop the madness and learn how to show your tools some proper love.

Makeup Brushes

How Often?
Once a week

What You Need:

  • Warm water
  • Brush cleanser or mild soap, face wash, or shampoo
  • Olive oil
  • A shallow dish or a sink

How-to DIY
makeup brush cleaner step-by-step

*PRO TIP*
To get your brushes feeling extra fresh, make your very own cleaning board!
beauty cleaning board

Makeup Sponges

How Often?
After every other use or every use especially if you have sensitive or acne prone skin

What You Need:

  • Warm water
  • Mild soap (liquid or bar), facewash, or even baby shampoo
  • A shallow dish or a sink
  • A drying cloth

How-to DIY
step-by-step makeup sponge cleaning

Hairbrushes

How Often?
As often as needed. Some of us just shed more than others and that is okay!

What You Need:

  • Rat tail comb
  • Scissors

How-to DIY
Cleaning hairbrush tutorial

Blow Dryer

How Often?
Every 3 weeks, give or take

What You Need:

  • Old toothbrush / Qtip / toothpick

How-to DIY
HowToBlowdryer
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Well, there you have it, folks! You now have no more excuses as to why your beauty tools are looking janky, so it’s time to get to cleaning. Do have some DIY cleaning hacks that could help out your fellow beauty mavens? Share with us in the comments!

If you want expert knowledge on how to sanitize beauty tools, get more information about our MUD Makeup Program at TSPA Dallas!