This Is Why You NEED To Be Washing Your Makeup Brushes Regularly
It's a task most of us hate, but it's very important...
Even a true beauty fanatic probably finds the thought of cleaning their brushes the most unexciting part of their makeup routine. Standing at the sink for half an hour instead of laying in bed watching Netflix?
Yep, sounds like too much effort...
Yet after hearing what happened to Australian model Anthea Page, you'll remember how important it is to clean your makeup brushes and that you should never ever ever forget to do it ever again, ESPECIALLY if you're using your brushes on multiple people like makeup artists do.
Anthea shared a selfie on her Instagram to show a nasty-looking eye infection she'd caught from makeup artists who hadn't properly sterilised their kit.
She warned how after being on a fashion show for the past 4 days, the model had observed 'unhygienic practices'. Even after confronting the qualified makeup artists, she'd still been left with an infection caused by bacteria that needed to be treated with antibiotics.
Anthea wrote: "This is not my first time receiving an ailment from a dirty makeup brush and unfortunately in my line of work I doubt it will be the last but please be aware of this if you ever come close to a makeup kit so you can keep yourself safe and healthy."
Cleaning your brushes regularly will reduce your risk of clogged pores, mystery breakouts, conjunctivitus, staph infections... the list goes on, guys. You're at risk even if your brushes are just being used on yourself!
Foundation and concealer brushes should be cleaned at least weekly to prevent product build-up, brushes for the eyes at least twice a month and all other brushes at least once a month.
*Heads to nearest sink to clean brushes religiously*