I don’t know how often (but it’s way too often) as a makeup artist I get confessions from other women about how they either never clean their brushes, or do it just three times a year. Every single time I use a brush on a client, it gets washed. There’s a reason for that beyond just getting rid of the color pigment. Wouldn’t it be gross if I kept spreading bacteria from face to face with dirty, gunky brushes? Not to mention that by contaminating makeup you are ultimately ruining it. If you’re not cleaning your own brushes at home at least weekly, that’s 4 times a month, then you are asking for acne and potentially other nasties on your face. Read how to make a natural brush cleaner.
2. Sleeping with makeup on
Why? Why? Why would you do this? Nothing about this is a good idea. Dr. DeJuliis calls this “a mortal sin”. I don’t care if your makeup says it won’t clog pores, it will if you leave it on overnight, because the skin can’t renew itself properly. Then you end up with clogged pores, bacteria build up and inflammation, which is what causes big ol’ pimples.
Yes, makeup remover wipes can be handy when you’re just too tired to actually get to the sink and some soap, but this is not a good strategy for every day. If you just put in a little care into washing your face the right way you can actually make a world of difference in your skin.
(Via Article by Dr. Aurora DeJuliis, M.D.) http://greenbeautyteam.com/answers-advice/skin-care/7-things-that-make-acne-worse/