We use makeup to beautify and hide acne, blemishes and other skin problems. However, the same makeup can wreak havoc on your face when it is contaminated by bacteria. These germ laden makeup products can lead to unwanted breakouts, eye infections and more. There are several everyday habits that are contaminating your makeup are you guilty of any from the following? Read on to find out...
- You use your fingers to apply makeup
- You don’t clean your makeup brushes
- You share makeup with your BFF
- You don’t close your products properly
- You add water to old products
You use your fingers to apply makeup
Using your fingers to apply makeup may look like a quick and easy solution but it also transfers germs and bacteria from your hands onto the product. Invest in good makeup brushes and sponges to get the work done. Similarly while applying your face moisturiser use a spatula to scoop the product.
You don’t clean your makeup brushes
If your skin is suddenly breaking out for no reason maybe it’s time to give your makeup brushes a good wash. Germs cling to makeup applicators and stay there unless washed away. Therefore make it a habit to clean your applicators every few days.
You share makeup with your BFF
Your BFF needs to approve that new lip shade you just brought but cross-contamination is one of main culprits of infections. When it comes to makeup products sharing is not really caring. In fact, if you really care don’t do it.
You don’t close your products properly
Not closing all the lids of makeup products properly can invite a lot of bacteria which will then transfer onto your skin. Even the lipsticks and lip balms that you carry in your bag should be closed properly to ensure they don’t gather dirt from your bag.
You add water to old products
Adding water to dried mascara and eyeliner is not a good idea under any circumstance. Any change in the consistency of your makeup product is a sign that it is time to toss it.
Did you know mascaras only have 3 months of shelf life?