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What Really Happens When You Use Dirty Makeup Brushes

You’ve probably heard that you need to clean your makeup brushes frequently.  However, you may be wondering why this is so important, and what can happen if you put it off for too long. 

Clogged Pores: 

It's great that you're not touching your face so much with your fingers when you apply makeup, but if your tools are filthy, you could still wind up breaking out. If you don't wash your makeup brushes enough, you spread dirt and bacteria from your face, to your makeup, then back to your face. 

Your Makeup May Look Bad: 

One of the biggest reasons to use makeup brushes in the first place is so your makeup goes on more smoothly, than if you simply use your fingers. But if they're already caked up with last week's makeup, how can they apply today's properly?

Increased Wrinkles: 

That's right — another bad habit that leads to wrinkles. Dirty makeup brushes can expose the skin to oxidative stress from free radicals, which causes a breakdown of collagen and elastin and can result in premature aging.

Skin Irritation: 

When all that gross bacteria and grime builds up, you could wind up with stiffer (read: not soft) bristles that can really aggravate your skin. And blemished skin just needsmore makeup to even it out — not a cycle you want to get in.

The Solution: 

Have no fear, there is a light at the end of the tunnel.  Cleaning makeup brushes by hand, in the sink can be especially difficult, we know.  That’s why we created theEstala Makeup Brush Cleaner, sold exclusively with ourMakeup Brush Set.  

You’ll get 12 professional brushes plus our electric makeup brush cleaner so that you can keep your tools clean for years to come.