Let’s Chat: How Often Should You Wash Your Makeup Brushes?

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Not sponsored by e.l.f. Cosmetics: I should really wash these more often than I thought

Hola! This is the first post of a segment that I wanted to start called ‘Let’s Chat’ where I can create a sort of panel discussion for my readers who dig beauty and all that good stuff. Washing makeup brushes can be like laundry day. I’m sure it’s a day that a majority of us find to be a chore, but just how often should you wash your makeup brushes? A majority of makeup artists and enthusiasts would answer: once a month. But could that be too long of a wait to get those bristles nice and clean? Tons of dead skin, bacteria and old makeup are packed in makeup brushes and using them daily without cleaning them for a long period of time could cause your skin to breakout. Sorry to have to give you the gross reality, but acne is our enemy and I gotta look out for my fellow makeup junkies. Makeup artist Kayleen McAdams told Elle that she washes her makeup brushes right after she uses them on a client, but suggests that every two weeks is best. A dermatologist named Greg Goodman told Buzzfeed that he would like to see makeup brushes being washed daily so that “bugs and old make-up doesn’t accumulate”. Just wanted to give you guys a point of view of the professionals. While washing your brushes daily sounds unrealistic, I feel that every two weeks is more fair. I on the other hand have been washing my brushes every month, but after doing some research I feel sort of gross and guilty that I wait so long to do so. What do you guys think? Comment below!


Sources: http://www.elle.com/beauty/makeup-skin-care/news/a15532/how-to-clean-makeup-brushes/





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