5 Reasons to wash your make-up brushes!

Recently I heard a that we should be cleaning our makeup brushes at least once a month! I was shocked as to why and the benefits so thought I would share:

Here are the top five reasons I discovered why:

Acne prevention: Whenever you use your makeup brushes, they are collecting everything that is on your face — namely, oil, dead skin cells, dust, and anything else clinging to your skin. This is a recipe for disaster (or rather, acne). Every time you use a dirty brush, you are wiping this disgusting combination all over your face, clogging your pores as a result.

Better colour application: Dirty makeup brushes are also ineffective for applying colour precisely. With old makeup caked on your brushes, you are unable to get the look you’re going for, whether that is naturally blended contour or a dramatic eyeshadow.

Maintain soft brushes: Dirty brushes become more abrasive and dry as they become more caked with product and debris from your face. In turn, this irritates your skin. Cleaning your brushes regularly keeps them soft enough to not cause damage to your face.

Avoid germs: Dirty makeup brushes are also a breeding ground for bacteria. Not only is this terrible for your face, it also is bad for your makeup products. Transferring all this bacteria to your products taints them, and what should have lasted you a year will spoil within months.

Longer lasting brushes: When you clean your makeup brushes regularly, you are preserving them. The more frequently you clean them, the longer your investment will last.