06/09/2015 04:52 EDT | Updated 06/09/2015 04:59 EDT

How To Clean Your Makeup Brushes With Ease

If it's not already, washing your makeup brushes should be a regular part of your beauty routine.

Much like with clothes and towels, bacteria, oil, dirt and of course makeup, can get trapped in between the bristles of your brushes, which then gets transferred onto your skin. So while cleaning may seem like a basic step in your routine, not everyone does it on the regular (ourselves included).

Not only does washing your makeup brushes help keep them fresh and clean, it helps protect them, which is key, since these beauty tools aren't always cheap! But lucky for you, cleaning makeup brushes is super simple and there are a couple ways to do it.

Just scroll through the gallery below to check out four simple methods for cleaning your makeup brushes with ease. For best results, many experts agree washing once a month is totally fine (and doable!).

How To Clean Your Makeup Brushes

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