When left alone, makeup brushes collect dirt, oil, bacteria, and other buildup that can cause breakouts and aggravate skin. Yikes, who wants that?! That's why cleaning your makeup brushes should be part of your regular routine!
If you paid good money for these brushes, why not take proper care of them? Try your best to clean your brushes at least once a week, if not more. By doing so, you'll preserve the life of your brushes and avoid the chances of getting skin irritations and breakouts.
For a deep cleanse, swish the brushes in a shallow bowl of alcohol. You can even wipe down the brush handles with the alcohol as well. A solid brush shampoo will help you out next. Try the olive oil formula (in lavender scent) from cleanbrushes.com. The olive oil soap will help break down the makeup that's deep in the brush. Remember, it's important to use lukewarm water and NOT hot water, as it can be damaging to the bristles. Wet the brush but don't let the water hit above the metal part, or else the glue can loosen and the brush can fall apart! When you're finished, remove all excess water and lay the brush out on a towel overnight.
A big mistake people tend to make is soaking the brushes in water for too long. The water manages to get into the glue that's holding all the brush hairs together and loosens it... that's why your makeup brushes are constantly shedding! How do you like to take care of them?