Make up brushes definitely fall into the category of use-everyday-but-forget-to-clean items, like the kettle. But as long as we don’t share them with others and our face is clean before we use them it doesn’t matter if we don’t wash them, right? Wrong!
Not only do make up brushes accumulate product, meaning that you are applying a little bit of old make up with the new (potentially tainting your colour and affecting the finish of your application), but your brush harbours dead skin cells, oils and bacteria from your skin. This is a nasty combination that can cause bacteria to grow within the brush and give you nasty break outs and even unexplained rashes!