Be honest: when was the last time you cleaned your makeup brushes? Last week? Last month? Can't remember? If it has been that long, you are playing a dangerous game with your skin. The good news is that cleaning your beauty tools is an easy process that requires a few steps. You just need to remember the basics and do them consistently. Take proper care of your skin, and it can help you live your best life.


1. Why Clean Makeup Brushes

Sebum is the natural oil made by the skin's sebaceous glands. Mixed with makeup, the combination clogs your pores, providing a breeding ground for bacteria. While this is s recipe for acne, it also means spreading more serious infections, such as cellulitis or even MRSA, which can become health hazards. Cleaning makeup brushes and other tools regularly is good for your skin and overall health.

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