Wednesday, August 26, 2009
We all know the importance of tossing out old makeup, but how often do you wash your makeup brushes? With every brush stroke, countless bacteria are clinging to those bristles. The nasty bacteria can clog pores and lead to unsightly blemishes and breakouts.
The only way to prevent dirty skin deposits is to clean makeup brushes on a regular basis. The general rule is to wash them at every month to kill germs. I usually wash my brushes every two weeks with warm water, antibacterial soap and let them air-dry overnight. Another option for disinfecting brushes is to use an alcohol-based cleanser on your brushes.
TIP: Make sure you continue rinsing until no color leaves the brush.
How often do you clean your makeup brushes? Do you use warm soapy water or a specific cleanser?
Check out some of these:
MAC Brush Cleanser available at www.nordstrom.com for $11
Bobbi Brown Brush Cleanser available at www.nordstrom.com for $16.50
Beauty Blender Blender Cleanser available at www.drugstore.com for $17.95
Cover Fx Brush Cleanser available at www.sephora.com for $13
Clinique Makeup Brush Cleanser available at www.dillards.com for $13
Origins Brush Cleanser available at www.dillards.com for $11