Thursday, November 29, 2012

The dirty, honest truth.....about make-up brushes

Have your make-up brushes been cleaned lately?

I'm sure most of us make-up wearers are guilty of neglecting to wash out our make-up tools, which can lead to the following problems:

*  "Make-up brushes can accumulate bacteria, dust and dirt, all of which permit the growth of further bacteria.  This can aggravate underlying skin conditions like acne,"  Manhattan dermatologist Julie Karen, M.D. states.

*  Sonia Kashuk explains that creams left to dry can stiffen the bristles and affect the suppleness of natural hairs.

*  If your brushes aren't clean, you will not get the true colour showing up on your face.

You might have your own routine, which I would you to share in the comment section below.  This is mine:

Step 1:  I always do the chore of cleaning my brushes at night.
Step 2:  Choose a gentle soap or shampoo to get these tools spic and span again.
Step 3:  Run some warm (but not hot) water in your bathroom sink adding a dab of soap/shampoo.

Step 4:  Immerse your brushes/tools in the soapy water and let them soak for a few minutes.
Step 5:  When you think they're clean, squeegee out the water and lay them flat to dry.
Step 6:  Leave them on the towel to dry out over night and by morning they should be good to go.

Your skin (and perhaps your make-up also) will thank you.  Everything will feel clean going on and that's the way it should be.
How often do you clean your make-up brushes? 
Thanks for stopping by,  Lisa M


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