What Happens If You Don’t Clean Your Makeup Brushes for Over a Month, According to Experts
There are some chores we do each week like clockwork: laundry, vacuuming, wiping down surfaces, and disinfecting the bathroom. But others don’t come as naturally—and washing makeup brushes often falls into that category. According to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), we should clean them every seven to 10 days with soap and water. Ask the average makeup wearer how often they wash theirs, though, and you’ll likely hear a much different estimate. If you find yourself in that camp, you’ll want to continue reading. Here, makeup artists and dermatologists tell us the icky things that happen if you don’t clean your makeup brushes for over a month.