How clean is your makeup? You may be surprised at what researchers found

It may be time to replace your makeup! Expert tips on keeping it clean.

Am I doing this right? When to clean your makeup
Am I doing this right? When to clean your makeup

When is the last time you replaced your makeup? Chances are, longer than what you may initially think.

Researchers from Aston University examined beauty products, from mascara to eyeliner to lipstick, and found a shocking percent of all products donated for the study were contaminated with the bacteria known to cause staph infections.

The number one culprit? Makeup sponges and blenders. These are most susceptible to new bacteria, often left damp after each use. Even worse, 60% of consumers admit using them even after dropping them on the floor, and over 90% have never cleaned these products.

Time to clean your makeup! Here are some easy tips you can do today! More info here:

Posted by Rachel Lucas WSLS 10 News on Tuesday, March 17, 2020

So what can you do?

Wash all brushes every two weeks and dry them thoroughly.

According to Good Housekeeping, even well-maintained cosmetic brushes that are cleaned regularly should be replaced every three months, or sooner if they shed bristles, become discolored, or have an unusual smell.

Check expiration dates.

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