You don’t want to end up like the mom who was left wheelchair bound all because she shared her friend’s makeup brush, do you?
Our makeup, along with the tools we use in applying them should be treated with higher sensitivity and care more than you think. It’s not that we’re being paranoid and over-the-top; we just want everyone to know how to take care of themselves while in the business of beautifying.
Here are the six makeup habits you should immediately stop doing before they negatively affect your skin and overall health:
Sharing is a good thing, but you might want to rethink that before you lend your makeup and tools to someone, even if it’s your closest friend. The act of sharing allows for bacteria to transmit from her to you, and vice versa. Lipsticks, eye makeup and tools, are the most risky. The most common viruses that can be transmitted through these are cold sores and conjunctivitis (red eye).
Also remember to avoid testers on the counter, no matter how tempted you are. You never know how they have been treated by the people who used them already.
Overlooking makeup’s expiration date
We know that a lot of girls are guilty of this habit. Just because the product still does its job, doesn’t mean it’s any good. Expired makeup may become a breeding ground for bacteria as the preservatives contained it them may no longer be working. You wouldn’t want something so nasty on your face, would you? Products are usually labeled with expiration dates, so always check them and take note of them.
Forgetting to clean brushes
Treat your makeup brushes as you treat your tooth brush. Always clean them every after use to eliminate the chance of bacteria from breeding. Remember about the mom we first mentioned on this article? She got became wheelchair bound through bacteria that came from a brush and traveled to her spine through a pimple.
Sleeping with makeup on
We know you’re tired and dying to get to bed. But no matter how exhausted you are, you should never sleep with makeup on. When you leave your face to soak on makeup, you allow the product and grime to clog your pores which will eventually lead to acne. And while you’re sleeping soundly, the makeup residue might get in your eyes and cause infections
Applying liquid eyeliner on your waterline
Your eyes and the skin surrounding that area are very sensitive. This is why they should always be treated with extra care. Some brands of liquid eyeliner have ingredients in them that cause your eyes to itch, tear, and burn. The safest thing to do is only use ophthalmologist tested brands, and try it around the small area of skin around your waterline to check if it feels uncomfortable.
What makeup habits do you practice? Share them with us on the comments section below!