When you are looking at your favourite lipstick or compact powder, what you cannot see is that these are also the favourite places for germs to thrive on! Until you experience breakouts, infections and rashes, you might not even realise what went wrong.
A few preventive measures, however, will ensure that your cosmetics serve their purpose of making you look good without causing infections. Read on to know how you can keep nasty bacteria away from your cosmetic case.
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You must adhere to the following two rules when it comes to using cosmetics:
The list of “do’s and don’ts” might be a long one, but trust us, it will only assure you better health and hygiene. Here is what you absolutely must keep in mind, when it comes to your cosmetics and other beauty products:
No matter how much you love your cosmetics, there comes a time when you need to trash them. The good news is that you can have a lot of fun replacing them! Two easy signs to know that a cosmetic has served its purpose: it has been on the shelf for over two years, and smells or looks weird. Holding on to them past their prime is of no use as the preservatives start wearing off and their effectiveness is reduced. The following checklist will help you know what to trash and when:
This is so true that if you are using beauty products that come in jars or containers, you are doing more harm than good to your skin. The reason why we are saying so is that when you put the finger in the wide opening of the jar, you are inviting all the bacteria to enter that container yourself. Which is why it is always recommended to us tubes over them as they are safe to use, and you don’t put your finger into it. It’s just that you would squeeze out a bit, as much as you want, and the rest stays intact and germ-free. Having said so, do clean your hands before using your make-up and clean the tip of the tube to get away with the bacteria build up there.
There is no denying the fact that keeping your make-up bag handy in the glove compartment of your car is convenient. But hold on! Do you know that it only makes things worse for your sensitive and soft skin? Your make-up products burn inside the car and the heat causes the preservatives inside the cosmetics to degenerate. And so, if you are using those products, it would only do harm to you and no good. And also, do clean your make-up pouch once in a month or fortnightly so that there are no bacteria in the pouch too.
Before you put on your lipstick, make sure that you wipe off the tip of the lipstick to clean it before use. Disinfecting the tip with a wipe will make sure that the lipstick is free from the flu germs. Because anyways your lips carried bacteria so the safest way to stay away from the skin issues is just by cleaning up the lipstick.
By following a few rules, you can reduce the incidence of germs in cosmetics, and getting affected by them considerably. This way you can look and feel beautiful while staying clean and healthy as well!