Seven Horrible Things Dirty Makeup Brushes Do To Your Face


You wash your face every day then you cleanse and moisturize your face, this is very good but if you follow up with sticky, dusty makeup brushes, it’s really disappointing. Your Holy Grail skin care routine mean nothing if you’re just going to slap makeup on your face with brushes hoarding weeks worth of foundation and eye-shadow. Just as we wash our face regularly, our makeup brushes should also receive the same treatment. Don’t make your skincare routine a waste, clean your makeup brushes. 

Don’t think that because you don’t wear a lot of makeup products, you don’t need to clean them regularly. Well here are 8 gross things that happen when you don’t clean your brushes.

1. Bacteria Buildup

When you don’t wash your brushes, they can accumulate bacteria, dust, and dirt. Now you are going to be applying the bacteria on your face.

2. Breakouts

Dirty brushes and sponges can lead to breakouts. I have heard a lot of women blame their makeup products for their breakouts; well it probably isn’t the products. Your makeup routine is giving you acne. Swiping a dirt and bacteria-infested brush all over your face can cause an overload of microbes that your skin isn’t used to handling. If you start to notice tiny bumps on your face, it’s time to wash your brushes. But I am sure you won’t wait till then before you wash them.

3. Uneven makeup

Your makeup skills won’t be on display if your brushes are dirty. That’s because dirty brushes can “cause your foundation to look uneven. If the foundation is uneven, the “building” is also uneven.

4. Skin Irritation

Bristles that are caked with dust and product can dry out and become brittle, making them more abrasive to your skin. The same way bacteria can trigger breakout it can also cause our skin to become irritated.

5. Clogged pores

This is every girl’s nightmare. When your pores are clogged, it leads to breakouts and an uneven skin. As long as your brushes go uncleaned, you’ll just be spreading dirt from your face, into your makeup, and back to your face again.

6. Viral infection

Another thing you can get if your brushes go uncleaned is a viral infection. It could be the one you’ve had before or ones from someone else if you’re sharing tool. This reaction can be as small as a breakout or as intense as catching an infection like pink eye or herpes

7. Damaged makeup brushes

If you don’t maintain your brushes by cleaning hem regularly, they will get damaged. And you won’t get to use them for long.


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