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Cleanliness is next to godliness

IMG_0283Ridding your skin of it’s daily dirt is a non-negotiable task. Most of us wash our faces once or twice a day, knowing regular cleansing can prevent unwelcome ‘visitations’, fight against premature ageing, and keep infections at bay. But for all of that time spent eliminating every last trace of grime and residual make-up from our skin, we often neglect to maintain the tools that touch it. Specifically… our make up brushes.

Each time you apply make up, your brushes accumulate dirt, oil and grime alongside make up residue and dead skin cells – making them an ideal breeding ground for all sorts of bacteria (eeeew)! Cleaning brushes regularly will not only prevent the transferal of this ghastly bacteria to your face (which could lead to infections, as well as breakouts) but will also improve the application of your make up and extend the life of your brushes.

238_fd6c8e086b682e947319e072114e9ef0Tips from the pros….

The Pro Hygiene Collection Make Up Brush Cleanser by The Pro Make Up Collection is mild yet effective; preventing the multiplication of germs and killing 99.9% of existing bacteria. A couple of quick squirts directly onto your brush or sponge post use, will help keep your kit clean and your skin infection-free.

For other tools (tweezers, eyelash curlers etc), try The Pro Hygiene Collection Make Up Anti Bacterial Spray – which can also be sprayed directly onto your shadow pans, palettes or powders to ensure the surface stays sterile.

Your face will thank you!

Verity Douglas

Verity Douglas

Content Editor

Verity is our Content Editor and a Cult Beauty veteran. Currently on maternity leave, raising Cult Beauty’s honorary ‘word nerd’, Tabitha, she speaks fluent ‘beauty’ and loves nothing more than the marriage of language and lip balm (and cleanser and candles… ad infinitum). Nothing can stop her from quoting Nancy Mitford, treating herself to yet another Bella Freud candle for her desk or buying that pilgrim-esque collared or heavily fringed outfit she’s been eyeing. You can trust her to debunk widespread beauty myths and dispense invaluable advice with ease…