This Is Why You Should Be Cleaning Your Makeup Brushes Regularly

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You start your day by washing your face but within moments, you’ve got your makeup brush out to start applying your favorite products. Turns out, all that dirt and grime you worked so hard to wash off is being painted back on your face by your brushes.

While cleaning your makeup brushes can be daunting, it’s also super important to maintain healthy skin and keep it free and clear of dirt and grime. We suggest using a gentle shampoo to make sure your brushes are cleaned properly, without getting damaged. The shampoo will clear away all the germs without compromising the delicate fibers of the actual brush.

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Here is everything you need to know about why clean makeup brushes are such an important part of your routine.

It Can Stop Redness and Irritation

redness, irritated skin, dirty makeup brushesIn winter months especially, it doesn’t take much for the skin to look red and irritated and flare up. While some will blame this on the weather, dirty makeup brushes can actually be the culprit.

When brushes aren’t properly cleaned, they contain layers and layers of caked-on makeup that has built up over time. When the makeup dries on the brush, it can harden it making it much more abrasive when you run it across your face. This can lead to uncomfortable irritation on your face, especially if you have sensitive skin.

It Prevents Breakouts

makeup brushes, breakouts, clogged pores, dirty makeup brushesNo matter your age, breakouts can happen. Regardless of your skin type, when your pores become clogged from dirt and makeup, they can erupt into an ugly zit that can be hard to hide. When makeup brushes go unwashed, there is just so much buildup of dead skin cells and oils from your face.

Those dead skin cells and oils are being rubbed across your face time and time again on a dirty brush and it’s only going to lead to more and more breakouts. Make sure you’re not only applying makeup to clean skin but that you’re washing your brushes as often as possible. We recommend at least once every two weeks.

It Can Keep Harmful Germs Off Your Face

pink eye, dirty makeup brushes, makeup brushesWhen you dip your brush in makeup, run it on your face, and dip it back in, you’re creating a pool of germs inside your products that are just getting applied right back to your face. Not only do you need to worry about those harmful germs living on your face, but now they’re living your makeup too.

Unclean brushes have been tested and found with so many different types of bacteria, it could be considered one of the dirtiest items in your bathroom. These germs on your brushes and in your makeup have been linked to pink eye (ew!), staph infections, and fungal infections. To keep your skin and yourself healthy, regular washing of your brushes is absolutely required!

 

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

 

Easy Breakfast Recipes That Will Help Give You Amazing Skin!

Breakfast is considered the most important meal of the day. It fuels us to get started and tends to be one of the most nutritious meals you can have if you prepare it right. But did you know what you eat for breakfast can have an impact on how your skin looks and feels?

Not everyone has a nutritionist and gourmet chef living in their kitchens so we’ve compiled a few of our breakfast favorites that are not only easy to make but taste amazing! Best of all, they’re sure to help achieve your best skin from the inside out!

Avocado Toast

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Avocado on toast is so filling, easy to make and is absolutely delicious! You want to make sure that the bread you’re using is a heavy type of bread made with nutritious ingredients such as chia, quinoa, and perhaps even nuts and seeds.

Avocado is rich in antioxidants, vitamins and fatty acids that can really improve your skin from the inside. By eating avocados regularly, expect to see results like improved tone and texture to the skin as well as a brighter complexion thanks to all the benefits of this amazing fruit!

Overnight Oats

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Oats are considered a breakfast staple and this delicious take on a classic is a fantastic breakfast to eat your way to better skin! Oats contain high amounts of silica which contribute to healthy skin, and even helps with nails and hair too!

Overnight oats are best enjoyed with some berries, nuts, seeds, honey, or even nut butter so get creative adding some tasty upgrades to yours too! You can always find some amazing recipes on Pinterest.

Smoothie Bowl

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Smoothie bowls are an easy way to get antioxidants and other helpful nutrients into your system without spending too long in the kitchen. It’s often as simple as blending your ingredients and then garnishing with other nutritious toppings.

Include berries like acai or blueberries that are packed with fatty acids, nutrients, and most notably, antioxidants. Not only do they taste delicious, but they’re also actually good for you! These types of berry-based smoothies will help kickstart the cellular regeneration process for skin and have you glowing from the inside out! One of our favorite skin friendly smoothie recipes is available here.

When you combine the benefits of eating these skin-friendly breakfasts, with a complete skincare routine filled with peptides like the ones found in my Repair and Release Cream, you will see amazing results in reversing some of the most obvious signs of aging.

Have you tried one of the skin-friendly breakfasts above? Tell us your favorites in the comments below!