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According to a dermatologist, washing makeup brushes should be an integral part of the regime

Dermatologist reveals the disgusting reasons why women should wash their makeup brushes WEEKLY – and how often your products really last

  • Washing makeup brushes should be an integral part of your beauty routine
  • Dermatologists say that dirty brushes can contain oil and bacteria and can cause devastation
  • Dr. Annie Chiu said makeup brushes should be cleaned every seven to ten days
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Washing makeup brushes can sometimes be a boring job that we often forget – or avoid altogether.

But according to a dermatologist this should be a regular part of your beauty regime, because dirty brushes contain oil and bacteria that cause damage to the skin.

Dr. Annie Chiu revealed how dirty makeup brushes can lead to serious health risks – and why women need to clean all their cosmetics every week.

& # 39; To protect your skin and kill harmful bacteria that remain in your makeup brushes, it is a good idea to wash your brushes every seven to ten days, & # 39; she said.

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According to a dermatologist, washing makeup brushes should be an integral part of the regime

According to a dermatologist, washing makeup brushes should be an integral part of the regime

What is the expiry date for your makeup products?

Lipstick: 18 months to two years

Foundation: Six to twelve months

Mascara: Four to six months

eyeliner: Six months to a year

Blusher, bronzer and eye shadow: 18 months to two years

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The dermatologist at the American Academy of Dermatology also warned about the dangers of not cleaning beauty brushes.

& # 39; Dirty makeup brushes can irritate your skin and cause an infection, such as fungal infections, E. coli or a staph infection, the latter being very serious, & # 39; she said.

Dr. Chiu suggested cleaning the brushes under lukewarm running water to remove residue, dirt and oil from makeup products.

One of the most common cleaning methods is to swirl each brush in a bowl with lukewarm water and shampoo.

Dr. Annie Chiu revealed how dirty makeup brushes can lead to serious health risks - and why women need to clean all their beauty tools every week (stock image)

Dr. Annie Chiu revealed how dirty makeup brushes can lead to serious health risks - and why women need to clean all their beauty tools every week (stock image)

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Dr. Annie Chiu revealed how dirty makeup brushes can lead to serious health risks – and why women need to clean all their beauty tools every week (stock image)

It comes after a young woman went to Reddit last year to reveal a simple cleansing technique that she uses to clean her makeup brushes.

& # 39; People will be shocked by this, but I put my brushes in the washing machine, & # 39; she said in a discussion about cleaning makeup brushes.

& # 39; I soak them in a soap solution to break the product, put them in a pillowcase, close it and wash them all at once in a warm / delicate / no spin cycle.

& # 39; They appear flawlessly and I have not had a fall yet. & # 39;

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She revealed how she usually brushes her along with a & # 39; pair of towels & # 39; would wash, so & # 39; they have something to rub against & # 39 ;.

& # 39; I do this method because I prioritize my time and if a brush falls apart, I am fine – natural selection & # 39 ;, she added.

FEMAIL has previously shared the products that you can find in your kitchen cupboard that would work perfectly when cleaning your brushes.

All you need is five to six drops of tea tree essential oil, a spray bottle, water – shake well and it's great to spray your brushes every day to keep them clean.

For a natural wash, pour a little olive oil into a cloth. Then pat the bristles in the olive oil and then wipe the brush several times over (gently pressing) on ​​your towel until you feel it is largely clean.

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Then pour a little soft shampoo and some warm water into a bowl and clean the bristles in the mixture.

When you are done with this step, immerse the brushes in vinegar because it ensures that all the oil is out of the brush while you clean them again and then let them run under water.

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