The One Tool You Need To Clean Your Brushes

by Jessica Willingham

Girl, when was the last time you cleaned those makeup brushes? If you can't remember, that's a sign that this article was written just for you. Most of us make it a habit to keep our beauty tools clean, but I get that it's difficult to prioritize — plus, it's a pain to wash dirt and grime out of every brush and wait for them to dry! Thankfully, there are plenty of tools to help the process. Here's he one brush cleaning device you need to keep your beauty tools in pristine condition.

How often you clean your makeup brushes depends on what types of products you use and how often you wear makeup. No matter your routine, here's the deal: You definitely need to be deep cleaning your brushes bi-monthly. In fact, in an ideal world, you should be cleaning them after each use! While that sounds all kinds of OCD, dirty brushes can spread bacteria, infection, and cause all kinds of skin irritations like dryness, acne, and redness. No, thank you!

So what's the solution? Make the chore easy with a Sigma Spa Express Brush Cleaning Glove. It looks a little funny, but hear me out: This brush device saves the day (and your face). According to the brand's website, this tool is a "compact brush cleaning device featuring seven patented textures for both eyes and face brushes." You can fit the the glove on your hand and use the various surface textures to rinse, wash, and refine your brush bristles. It doesn't get easier, folks.

I use the glove every time I clean my brushes, and it saves me a ton of time. It quickly loosens up product so it easily washes out, even from the center of my foundation brush (where the most product buildup tends to happen).

Cleaning with the latex-free glove is also gentler on my bristles compared to a washrag, so I'm simultaneously taking better care of my brushes and my skin.

Sigma Spa Express Brush Cleaning Glove, $25,

The Sigma Spa Express Brush Cleaning Glove retails for $25 — a great investment to take care of your much pricer brush collection!

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