Acne can be an extremely irritating, frustrating and embarrassing problem. Often, women tend to blame their cosmetics or their diets, but sometimes the real cause of the problem can be something unexpected: your makeup brushes.
Cosmetic brushes are increasingly used with the growing popularity of high-end cosmetics and mineral makeup. In general, using a quality cosmetic brush is far better in terms of overall cosmetic application and end result than using your fingers or a piece of tissue. However, you must remember that without a regular and thorough cleaning, cosmetic brushes can and can often contain bacteria and dirt.
Your cosmetic brushes may contain millions of small bacteria and can cause various infections and skin problems such as acne. If you have often escaped, take a look at your cosmetic brushes and see if they are as clean as they could be.
Think about it. When you wake up every morning, you make up with your cosmetic brushes. You put them back in your bottomless makeup kit or in your drawer and you leave them until the next application of your makeup. You can also, from time to time, place your cosmetic brushes on your sink, which may not be immaculate. Sometimes they fall to the ground momentarily. You may not be able to get rid of this interrupted blush (now expired too) that you have had for 3 years now.
Your countertop, drawer, makeup kit, and potentially expired cosmetics for the floor can all drop bacteria into your cosmetic brush as you, in turn, rub on your face. Day after day, you potentially sting a bacterium from dirty bags and soil on your face, infecting your skin and clogging your pores at the same time.
What should you do to protect your skin? Now that you know your brushes might be a problem, what should you do to help your skin? There are many cosmetic cleaners on the market. Some are washed that look like a shampoo and others are alcohol based. If you use any of these products, keep in mind that any chemical residue from the cleanser could end up on your face. If your skin is sensitive, it could irritate you more.
Do you really want to clean your cosmetic bushes? A good wash will really help you.
1. Rinse each cosmetic brush first under warm water to remove the wonderful cosmetic products from the brush.
2. Place a soft natural shampoo stain on the bristles of each brush and massage between your fingers.
3. Fill the bathroom sink with hot water and place the cosmetic brushes for soaking for a few minutes.
4. Once cosmetic brushes have had a chance to soak, rinse each brush under warm running water.
5. Dry each brush by gently squeezing the excess water.
6. Allow the brushes to air dry on a clean towel.
If your brushes are really dirty, it's possible that they have contaminated your makeup, regardless of the quality of your makeup. If you suspect this, discard your cosmetics and replace them with new ones. Always use a clean brush with a new product to make sure you do not wash the new product.
Remember also that most cosmetic products do not have an unlimited shelf life. Make sure to mark the date with a pen when you open your products for the first time and you have expired them.
Cosmetic brushes in general are really useful, but their utility is totally counterproductive to create a flawless look if they cause acne or skin problems. Acne is one of many skin conditions that you can develop with dirty brushes. It is therefore important to keep them as clean as possible. Rinse all your cosmetic brushes under running water at least once a week and wash them properly as indicated above at least once a month to prevent possible infections.