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Why (and how) you should clean your makeup brushes

24/05/2018 / Editor's picks

What would you do if we told you there could be more bacteria on your makeup brushes than your toilet seat? Yep, for real. Dirty brushes accumulate oil, dust and dirt, so each time you use them, you’re spreading microbes straight across your skin. You’re not alone in blissful brush ignorance: 72% of us aren’t cleaning our tools regularly. But if the thought of microbe colonies breeding in your brush kit isn’t enough to crack the soap out, we’ve got more bad news. Here’s the truth about what happens to your skin when you don’t wash your makeup brushes and what to do about it.

By Rachel Spedding