Ninety-four percent of us are guilty. So, so guilty.
‘Fess up. When was the last time you cleaned your make-up brushes or hair tools?
Does your hair straightener have some hairspray or oil build-up around the edges? It’s full of all the dirty stuff in your hair.
Is your hairbrush dirty? Have you neglected to clean your make-up brushes this week?
If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, you might as well dip your head in a dirty toilet full of germs. Because you are wiping bacteria all over your face and hair on a daily basis. But don’t worry – 94% of women are in the same dirty boat.
“Cleaning your brushes regularly ensures that you are protecting your skin from bacteria,” Lisa Potter-Dixon of Benefit Cosmetics told Femail.
“If you don’t clean them, you could be prone to infection. If you suffer from problem skin, I recommend cleaning your brushes daily with a brush cleaner and weekly with baby shampoo before leaving them on a towel to dry overnight. Cleaning them also means that your make up will look more flawless.”
Sure, the bacteria is coming from your own face. But you wash that face daily, and then make it dirty all over again with dirty brushes. FEELING ASHAMED YET?
Don’t worry, us too. This has to be our new mantra:
Always, always wash your make-up brushes.
If the idea of dirty germs isn’t enough to scare you, then how about this: A woman ended up paralysed from the waist down in February, from borrowing her friend’s concealer brush. So what was that mantra again? Always, always wash your make-up brushes.
Cleaning make-up brushes is a simple process, it will protect your skin, and it will also increase the life span of the brush and its’ functionality.
And it might save your life. Hurrah for cleanliness.