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.
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
In 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
No 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
When 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!