A study found that 72% of women never wash their brushes or sponges, even though they harbor dirt and bacteria that can cause breakouts and don’t perform as well when coated with facial oils and residual makeup
To wash brushes, mix a couple of drops of gentle facial cleanser and lukewarm water in a cup. Then swish your brushes around and rinse them with lukewarm water. Pat them dry, and finally lay them flat to air-dry.
To prevent damaging the area where the brush bristles meet the handle. Always wash brushes at an angle so that the bristles are pointed downward. While drying, makes sure to maintain the same downward angle.