How bad is that beauty habit? Health.com
by Petra Guglielmetti
When it comes to our beauty routines, we all do it-cut corners, skip steps, and multitask (but in a bad way). Say you stop shampooing for a few days, or finger-paint on lip gloss-is it any big deal?
You're going to want to rethink a few of these habits, but as it turns out, sometimes doing "wrong" gives you a surprise beauty benefit.
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The verdict: Uh-oh!
"If you haven't cleaned your brushes in some time and are experiencing breakouts, this could be the culprit," says New York dermatologist Craig Austin, MD. "Makeup brushes are like sponges; they hold on to bacteria." They can even harbor mold.
Wash sponges and "wet" brushes (for concealer or foundation) every three to four days, because they're more hospitable to bacteria. Dry powder brushes should be cleaned weekly.
"If the bristles are dirty and sticky," notes New York-based celebrity makeup artistRead More »from How Bad Is That Beauty Habit?