Pores ain’t doors honey. You can’t open and close them. They are smart though. Pores work to sweep out the oil and dead cells lurking beneath the skin’s surface (as well as any other nasty gunk that may have set up camp). Dirty makeup brushes corrupt that simple process by clogging up the pores with nasty bacteria that’s built-up within the bristles. Each time you use ‘em, you’re spreading those germs back onto the face. Protect your skin with regular brush-cleaning; a daily spritz of cleaning solution to minimise build up, and a bi-weekly deep clean, real deep.
Why (and how) you should clean your makeup brushes
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