Do you forget to clean your makeup brushes?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!

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Shayna Murphy is a beauty blogger from Amherst, Massachusetts, who can trace her love of beauty products back to the one afternoon when she convinced her grandmother to buy her lime green nail polish. She enjoys cooking (Indian-style dishes are a specialty!), is a bit of a history buff and collects antique milk vases. Shayna reports on the latest makeup, skincare and fashion trends and will try to convince you on a regular basis that yes, you really should wear sunscreen daily. My favorite beauty product is... - Anything containing sea salt. It's probably the most amazing exfoliant I've ever used and it leaves my skin feeling fresh and smoother than ever. Can't leave the house without my... - Lip gloss. The rest of the day can be a total bust, but if I have a great gloss on I feel like at least I've done one thing right! I would describe my style as... - Definitely au naturale. While I love exploring new shades of eyeshadow and liner on special occasions, for me the most important part of any beauty regimen is keeping my skin clear and blemish-free.

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