How To Clean Your Brushes
One of the things that will keep your brushes in good condition is to clean them regularly. I have two different ways of cleaning my brushes; the first is spot cleaning, which I do almost everyday with some brushes, especially eye brushes. To spot clean, I pour a bit of the MAC brush cleanser onto a paper towel and swirl the brush around until it is looks clean. Spot cleaning is not the best method of cleaning, because it doesn't go very deep, however it is good for when you need to quickly clean off a brush that has a different color from what you want to use.
The second method that I use is deep cleaning, and for this I use the Dr. Bronner's Magic Soap (you can also use baby shampoo), I do this about once a week and this really gets my brushes clean! First, I turn on the faucet and get the water warm, then I wet the brush, making sure to not get any water into the ferrule (the metal part of the brush), then I put a bit of the soap in my hand and then rub the brush around in the soap, and then finally I rinse the soap out. After I'm finished washing the brushes I will ring out some of the water, reshape the hairs, and then lay them flat on a towel to dry.
Not only will washing your brushes keep them in good condition but it will also keep your skin from breaking out!
What do you use to clean your brushes?