Make up and acne.

Make up and acne.

Anne Anne
Did you know that if you don't clean your brushes, you are more likely to get acne break outs? I haven't used brushes in a long time, but in retrospect, I had a lot more break outs when I did use them. Do you all see a correlation or is this just bogus?
07/24/2012
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VioletMoonstone VioletMoonstone
I think it's true. The bristles absorb the oil and bacteria from your face everytime you use them. I wash my face brushes once a week and my eyeshadow brushes usually just get a quick wipe with a makeup wipe because I change colors a lot. I find that the really soft synthetic brushes get dirtier and oilier faster than the rougher ones. I use e.l.f. brushes because they are cheap and I can get a bunch of them.
07/24/2012
Ningyo Ningyo
I've heard this and I think it's true--dead skin cells and oil will accumulate on the bristles and bacteria will grow. I clean my brushes weekly with hot water and soap. Maybe not the gentlest method, but I want to really make sure that they are as clean and bacteria-free as I can get them. They haven't started to fall apart yet, but they're an inexpensive set I bought on eBay, so I won't be too upset when they eventually wear out.
07/24/2012
AriaRN AriaRN
I have heard this. I have always used MAC brushes and they have told me to make sure I wash my brushes every once in a while
07/24/2012
breebree breebree
I never wear make up
07/24/2012
K101 K101
Quote:
Originally posted by Anne
Did you know that if you don't clean your brushes, you are more likely to get acne break outs? I haven't used brushes in a long time, but in retrospect, I had a lot more break outs when I did use them. Do you all see a correlation or is ...
Yes. Brushes get super nasty. I shampoo mine and the whole 9 yards. I am a freak about bacteria. I can't say that it definitely breaks me out because I clean my brushes frequently. But ALL skin is diff. some people won't break out from it, where someone with more sensitive, acne prone skin will.
07/24/2012
HarlequinBunnie HarlequinBunnie
Quote:
Originally posted by Anne
Did you know that if you don't clean your brushes, you are more likely to get acne break outs? I haven't used brushes in a long time, but in retrospect, I had a lot more break outs when I did use them. Do you all see a correlation or is ...
It's true. I don't wear a lot of make up anymore but when I did I used brushes and I always cleaned them. I haven't had a problem with acne sense I was a teenager.
07/24/2012
Petite Valentine Petite Valentine
I have sensitive skin so I wash my brushes after every use. It's a tremendous pain in the ass but my skin seems happier for it.
07/24/2012
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