Usually I clean my brushes once a week-every other week- depending on how much I have used them. Cleaning the brushes on regular basis is important not only for our skin, but also for making the brushes last longer. I like to use a baby wash for cleaning the brushes, because it’s very delicate, but regular soap will do as well.
I squeeze a small amount of product on my hand and delicately “swirl” a wet brush on my palm until light foam forms, and continue to do so until no more residue is left in the bristles, and when the water is clear. I use warm, but not hot water, and try to only get the brush head under water and not the handle.
Once the brush is clean I apply a tiny amount of hair conditioner on to the bristles (little conditioners that come with hair dye are great for that, I tend to never use them anyway), massage it onto bristles and rinse right off. I only go in a downward direction when cleaning the brushes, never going “against” the bristles. I don’t put conditioner in all of my brushes, usually I only do this for face brushes (foundation, blush, powder) or brushes that are hard to wash off (eyeliner or lip brushes).
For my beauty blenders and sponges, I put them under warm water and squeeze the excess out. Then I put small amount of the beauty blender cleanser on to the blender and very delicately roll the blender in my palms to form a lather, and just like with the brushes, I continue to do so until the water runs clear, I rinse the blender one more time, squeeze the excess and leave it to air dry. <
So fresh and so clean ;)