Let’s be honest for a second, how often are you washing your makeup brushes? From experience, I have found that most women overlook this simple yet effective practice. I used to go months without washing mine, to be honest. It resulted in unnecessary blemishes and poor makeup application.
I know this may seem basic to most people, trust me I get it! However, caring for our skin plays a role in our health and that is important. The skin is the body's largest organ and by taking care of it we can protect our health and appearance.
Dirty makeup brushes can accumulate bacteria and dead skin cells which can clog pores and lead to the appearance of unhealthy skin. When the pores are clogged the skin can get congested, leading to breakouts and the need for wearing more makeup to cover those pesky little guys.
Then the bacteria from the new blemishes get spread all over the face with the makeup brush creating more blemishes.
Do you see how this can be a problem?
Washing your makeup brushes weekly can make a significant difference in the appearance of your skin and will allow your natural beauty to shine through.
A quick and naturally effective way to clean your makeup brushes is with Dr. Bronner's Castile soap. It is non toxic and contains gentle ingredients. A little goes a long way.
Warm water and natural soap and you’re good to go.
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A Few Extra Tips
1.) Wash the handle of the brush. Your hands might not always be the cleanest when holding the brush and they can get dirty too.
2.) If you have current breakouts you might want to wash your makeup brushes more often than once a week until your skin balances out. Or have other makeup brushes that you can use in rotation to prevent the bacteria from spreading on your face. Every time you use the brush on a breakout and then use it on another part of your face you are spreading the bacteria.
3.) Dry brushes with the hairs facing downward. This will prevent water from accumulating at the core and rotting it which can cause the hairs to fall out.
4.) Keep brushes in a separate sealed pouch when you put them in a makeup bag to ensure nothing else touches them. This will help to keep them clean and free from bacteria.
5.) If you suffer from regular breakouts you will want to wash your brushes after each use or at least every couple of uses. You do not want to spread the bacteria from each pimple all over your face.
I hope you enjoyed these quick and easy tips. It can make a major difference in the appearance of your skin when you take a few extra moments to care for your skin naturally.
Now stop what you're doing and go wash those makeup brushes.
Xo Jessica Rose
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