Dirty Makeup Brushes Are Doing Serious Harm To Your Skin!

Not cleaning your makeup brushes is considered one of the biggest sins in skincare. Not only does the cleanliness of your makeup brush affect the way your makeup is being applied to your face, but it also has some serious impact on the way your skin looks and feels.

A good rule of thumb is to make sure you’re cleaning your brushes at least once a month. If it’s a brush you use to apply liquid makeup then we suggest at least twice a month as those products can carry more dirt and bacteria than powders. What happens if you don’t wash your brushes often enough? You can expect some unwanted side effects like:

Clogged Pores

clogged pores, not washing makeup brushes, makeup brushesEvery time you apply a product to your brush, there is buildup. Over time, that buildup can result in some serious bacteria and germs that will live on your brush and that will clog your pores when applying the makeup to your face.

Clogged pores can lead to breakouts and as long as your brushes aren’t clean, you’re simply just spreading those germs back and forth between your face, your makeup, and your brush.

Breakouts

breakouts, makeup brushes, not cleaning make up brushesThink you’re too old for breakouts? Think again! If you’re starting to notice breakouts on your face where your blush, foundation or any other makeup is being applied, chances are we’ve now discovered the culprit.

If your brushes aren’t being cleaned properly and often enough, chances are, they’re going to contribute to some serious pimples and impurities. Even if your skin is “clean,” your brushes are still collecting oil, dust, dead skin, and the fallout from greasy hair products you spray around your mirror that is sure to cause breakouts.

Wrinkles

wrinkles, makeup brushes, cleaning make up brushesJust like us, skin can become stressed out. When you’re using dirty makeup brushes packed with bacteria and dirt and touching them to your face, your skin is getting put under tons of stress and the way it deals with that is to wrinkle.

The effects of stressed out skin are often a breakdown of collagen and elastin. Those are the two components your skin produces to fight wrinkles, sagging and aging.

How often do you wash your makeup brushes? Let us know in the comments below!

 

 

These Three Makeup Hacks Will Make Your Eyes Pop!

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They say the eyes are the window into the soul and they’re often the first feature someone notices about you. While eyes are a delicate area of skin and can often age quite quickly, they also have the opportunity to take years off your age and highlight one of the most naturally beautiful parts of your face! With a few simple makeup hacks, you can compliment your anti-aging eye routine with a few tricks to keep your eyes looking rested and young even when they aren’t.

White Eyeliner

white eyeliner, eye makeup, makeup hacksWhile most women cannot live without their go-to black or brown eyeliner, when your eyes need an extra dose of help for brightness, turn to white eyeliner!

White eyeliner can brighten your eyes, make you look more rested and even make your eyes appear bigger. Apply the liner to the corner of your eye area and follow along under the lower waterline of your eye. The results are instant and you can still wear your beloved dark eyeliner on the top of your eyes.

Use A Concealer

white eyeliner, eye makeup, makeup hacksConcealer is a bright eyes best friend! While most of us use some form of concealer under our eyes as part of our makeup routine, it’s important that you’re choosing the right one in the right tones

You’ll want to choose a concealer that is heavy with pink or yellow undertones will actually help cover dark circles and brighten the color of the whole under eye area. You only need a small amount but make sure you blend it well with a small beauty blender or just your ring or middle finger. Be sure to stay away from heavy coverage as it can backfire and make your concealer look cakey and dull.

Strategically Highlight

Highlighters are having a moment right now with the current trend of fresh, dewy skin but they can actually do wonders to improve the look of your eyes.

white eyeliner, eye makeup, makeup hacksKnowing where to apply your highlighter is especially important when it comes to accentuating the eyes. Make sure to only apply it in 3 strategic places, your cheekbone, in the corners of your eyes and along the brow line. Avoid using it elsewhere to draw attention away from your eye area. Always start with a smaller amount so you don’t end up looking shiny (it’s easier to add more than to remove some). The highlighter will catch the light and provide a shimmer to brighten up your entire eye area!

Have any amazing makeup tips for brightening the eye area? Leave your favorites in the comments below!

 

This Is Why Cleansing Wipes Are Not A Friend To Your Skin Care Routine

There are two kinds of people in the world, those who love self care and those who find it to be a chore. Self care is not just about what you eat or put on your skin, it’s about taking a moment in your hectic day to focus on yourself for one instead of your boss, your kids or your chores. You are worth the few minutes you spend in front of the mirror each day and don’t ever forget it!

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Do Cosmetic Products Ever Expire? The Answer May Surprise You!

When we head to the grocery store we generally check a best before date on everything we buy. It makes sense for what you eat but it also makes sense for what you put on your skin and your face.

The reality is that all cosmetics have a best before date even if it’s not plastered along the side of the bottle like you’d expect. That’s why we did the research for you to help make sure you know exactly how long your products can last you and maybe even help clean off some space in your bathroom vanity.

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