Want clear, radiant, healthy skin? It starts with clean makeup brushes. Read on to learn why clean makeup brushes are crucial to great skin – and how to clean them easily.
Why you need to clean your makeup brushes
Simply put, dirty makeup brushes can harm your skin. Brushes that seem clean to the naked eye can actually contain dirt, debris, bacteria, oils, and dead skin cells. Daily use of dirty brushes can cause acne, skin irritation, rashes, bacterial or fungal skin infections, and eye infections. The buildup of residue on a brush can also create a rough texture, which can microscopically cut, scrape, and damage your skin.
It's also a good idea to clean brand new brushes. During production, brushes can collect dust, dirt, debris, and bacteria. So even though you've never used the brush, give it a quick cleanse.
And don't forget: clean brushes perform better in terms of makeup application. When you use a brush coated in old makeup and dirt it, can lead to uneven coverage, streakiness, and can alter the intended color.
The longer you go without cleaning your makeup brushes, the more unwanted debris accumulates, so clean your brushes at least once a month.
How to wash your makeup brushes
Cleaning your makeup brushes is easy to do, but it's important to choose the correct cleanser. Anti-bacterial or fragranced soaps are too harsh, so the best makeup brush cleanser is actually a high quality facial cleanser. This is because good facial cleansers, like Bioelements cleansers, are designed to gently, but effectively get rid of oils, bacteria, dead skin cells, and more. Follow the steps below to properly clean makeup brushes.
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