1. Break You Out
If you skip the rest of the article, hear this: dirty makeup brushes are giving you acne. If you think foundation is ruining your skin, it could be your routine and not the product itself. Wipe off the lid after each use and clean those brushes. Even if your skin is “clean,” your brushes are still collecting oil, dust, dead skin, and fallout from greasy hair products you spray around your mirror. Do not save it up in your brushes unless you enjoy wiping a concentrated mess of filth all over your T-zone.
2. Terrible Color Payoff
To get naturally blended eye shadow or dramatic looks like a cut crease, you need a precise application that you cannot get with a dirty brush. Keep eye shadow brushes clean and dry so you know exactly what colors you’re putting on your face.
3. Breeding Ground for Germs
Let’s say you don’t wash your brush, allowing it to accumulate bacteria, dust, and dirt. Then, you swirl it in your expensive face powder or gel eyeliner, transferring all that grime into your beloved products. Gels and creams are wet environments where germs can multiply, just waiting for you to feed them again with a dirty brush. It’s like swapping an infection back and forth with your partner. Products that should last six months or a year can go off and spoil, and the circle of acne continues.
4. Causes Skin Irritation
Bristles that are caked with dust and product can dry out and become brittle, making them more abrasive to your skin. Cleaning your brushes regularly keeps natural and synthetic fibers soft and supple. It’s your face, people. You want a cloud, not a Brillo pad.
5. Dirty Brushes Give You Herpes and Pinkeye
Herpes loves a moist environment. And the whole point of lipgloss is to be wet and wild forever and ever amen. Share your curling iron or wifi password, but Do NOT share your lip or eye brushes.
6. Ruin Your Investment
Cleaning your brushes keeps them in good shape and prolongs their life. Decent brushes often cost as much or more than cosmetics, so it’s worth the ten minutes you’ll spend cleaning them to keep them looking nice for years.
Stay tuned next week for a quick and easy lesson on how to clean your filthy, filthy face brushes.
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