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Your Makeup Brushes Could Be The Reason You’re Breaking Out

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Do you follow a strict skincare regimen, change your pillowcase regularly, yet still find yourself waking up to painful red bumps that can be seen from outer space? Your makeup brushes could be the culprit.

According to The American Academy of Dermatology, makeup brushes grow bacteria and fungus that can lead to acne and dermatitis, a condition that can result in itchy, swollen and oozing skin. To keep that from happening, it’s essential that you keep your brushes clean—and it’s easier than you may think.

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In a perfect world, you’d clean your brushes after every use (and wake up next to Paul Rudd every morning!), but a weekly deep clean will suffice. There are plenty of brush cleansers on the market, like Beautyblender Solid Blendercleanser, that will leave your brushes squeaky clean. If you don’t want to spend the money on another beauty product, the sulfate-free shampoo you have in your shower will do the trick. All you have to do is fill a cup full of warm water and a few drops of the cleanser or shampoo. Then gently swirl your brushes in the solution and rinse! The key to drying your brushes is to lay them flat with the bristles smoothed out on a dry towel.

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If you clean your brushes regularly, not only will you find that you breakout less, but your brushes will last much longer, saving your skin and wallet in the long run! Tweet me @emmyfrase if you are jumping on the clean brush bus!

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