Baby shampoo isn’t just for babies…

….it’s for me, my fellow Devas too! Seriously, I can’t imagine a day without it, because it gives me the best value at removing my makeup from my brushes…and it’s as “gentle on the eyes as pure water..” Granted, I don’t always use Johnson’s baby shampoo since the store brands work just fine, but I love this stuff on my personal brushes! A regular sized bottle lasts for seemingly  forever, which is way longer than I can say for those teeny bottles of brand makeup remover.

Although I don’t use the baby shampoo directly on my face since my cleanser gently removes makeup as well, cleaning your brushes is so important to keeping those Deva-licious faces clear of acne! The great thing about baby shampoo is that it’s soap that’s so gentle and safe for your eyes and not harsh for your brush bristles! 

(Disclaimer: I didnt get pics of my rag tag team of personal brushes..I use disinfecting brush cleaner for my personal ones, and I’m still trying to find my favorite one)

So here’s how easy cleaning your brushes is!

  1. Run warm, tepid water
  2. Squirt a small size dollop of baby shampoo in your hand (depending on the size of the brush, and how dirty it is)
  3. Wet brush bristles, with the end pointing down; this minimizes water getting in the base (ferrule) of the brush. You don’t want the water to loosen the glue that secures the bristles!
  4. Swirl the brush in the soap in your hand to ‘shampoo’ your brush until the soap is white, adding more soap if necessary; I can’t wait to get my hands on this Sigma Beauty brush mat! I hear it shaves so much time off of cleaning them! I currently have over 30 brushes 😬
  5. Rinse the soap until the water AND the bristles run clear when you squeeze the excess water out; that means NO bubbles when you squeeze!
  6. If you don’t have a brush stand to let them drip dry pointing down, lay them flat to dry on a paper towel. Can’t wait for my stand to arrive and tell y’all about it, I’ve heard it saves time too!

And there you have it! I’ve been scared straight on keeping my brushes clean ever since I had a not-so-small breakout a while back before I started freelancing (I had realized I was using dirty brushes!). I use mine more often now than I used to, and once I disciplined myself to wash my brushes after every use, it was bye bye bumps! Cleaning your brushes regularly (depending on your usage) not only ensures they last you a long time (the good ones ain’t cheap!), baby shampoo is a gentle, safe, and effective dupe for brand makeup remover, and it allows us freelancers to scale our cost on supplies! And saving money makes me happy! Lol



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