If you have a rock-solid skincare routine that includes essentials like exfoliating, moisturizing, cleansing and treatment products, you shouldn't experience many breakouts. However, if you still notice that your skin never seems as clear as it should, maybe it's your makeup brushes that are to blame.
If you don't clean your makeup brushes on a regular basis, you could be rubbing dirt, oil and other contaminants right into your pores whenever you apply your foundation, concealer, blush, bronzer and eyeshadow. This can clog your pores, resulting in blackheads, whiteheads and pimples.
Every week, you should clean your brushes with a mild dishwashing liquid or a cleanser made specifically for makeup brushes. Wet the brushes, then pour a bit of the cleanser into the palm of your hand. Swirl each brush in the cleanser and rinse them in the sink until the water runs clear. Use a soft towel to pat them dry, then lay them on a flat surface (like a table or the countertop) with the heads hanging over the edge to dry.
Doing this routinely should clear up your complexion in no time!