I wanted to share with you THIS problem brought up by a client. She told me she was having a problem with her eye. Out of the blue, her eyeball felt inflamed. The next day it was blood-shot red, hard to see and it hurt. She went to urgent care and they sent her to an ophthalmologist. The ophthalmologist diagnosed her with a virus of the cornea. WTF??? I had no idea you could get a viral infection in your eyeball! She had to stop wearing contacts and use steroidal eye drops. And it was suggested to get rid of her old makeup and cleaning her makeup brushes.
OMG! What a great topic to write about in the blog - dirty makeup brushes - because I had a skin "sensitivity" that I couldn't figure out. Super frustrating when you make skin care products and your skin is jacked up!!!
My beautiful, chipmunk cheeks were the problem and my eyelids! My cheeks had red bumps on them. My eyelids were swollen, red, and rashy and - gross- oozy. DISGUSTING! I don't have a clue how this happened.
I went to the dermatologist and was diagnosed with blepharitis. The cheeks, he said was due to rosacea. I was given a topical cream which made my skin drier, redder and scalier. I was miserable.
There were a number of things I did that helped clear up these skin conditions. (I'll share this in-depth healing journey with you in March so stay tuned).
I read an article about how skin problems can be attributed to dirty makeup brushes. I figured I didn't have anything to lose.
I followed the instructions and within a week my red eyelids calmed down. The bumps began to disappear. The redness on my cheeks started to fade.
Cleaning brushes weren't on my radar because I don't wear a lot of makeup and I don't wear it every day. Most days all I put on is the Revive Rose Toner and the Revive Serum. I'll wear makeup if I'm going to a networking event, dinner with Kris or out dancing but that's about it.
Due to the positive change, I saw in my skin from cleaning my makeup brushes, even though I don't use them often, I now add this task to my schedule every 3-4 weeks. I created a PDF for you to clean your brushes quickly. Check it out!