Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Beauty Solutions: Replacing Outdated Face Makeup

When was the last time you bought new face makeup? While good quality face makeup is made to last, once the package is opened, bacteria begins to form. Some kinds of face makeup should be replaced more often than others. Liquid foundation, mascara, and eye shadow (especially creams that come in contact with your fingers) should be replaced every three months. The brushes, sponges, and other face makeup tools used to apply your face makeup should be either thoroughly cleaned or replaced as well to avoid re-infecting your face makeup products with bacteria.

Simply saying that bacteria could form in your face makeup is one thing, but what does that really mean? If you’re sharing face make up, it could mean spreading things like cold sores, eye infections, and fungus. If you’re not sharing face make up, you might notice an increased amount of acne flare-ups on your skin or maybe experience a red, itchy rash around the eyes.

The last thing you want to do is allow harmful bacteria to seep into your skin. Although you may have invested more dollars into your face makeup products, do yourself a favor and keep a personal inventory of when you actually open a product. It’s easy to let time slip by and before you know it, you’re applying face makeup that may or may not be safe to wear.

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