Make-Up Mistakes That Put Your Health at Risk

Without overthinking about how it can put risks on their health, a lot of girls use make-up and make-up without knowing that these are breeding grounds for bacteria, viruses, and fungus.

Women make many mistakes on how they take care of their make-up products and when using make-up. We discuss the simple ways on how we can keep our make-up tools and products clean. Even if some of our make-up brushes are made out of animal hair brushes, we need to keep them nice and clean. They cause many outbreaks of acne and can make you sick if you don’t wash them regularly.

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Dirty Brushes

make-up brushesMake-up brushes nowadays are easy to clean. You can use shampoo or twilight soap. Rub the brushes and squeeze out excess water. Do not pull the bristles.

Using olive oil tends to wash the bristles. Professional make-up brushes are made of goat or horsehair. The oil conditions the bristles on the brush because it is the same one when we use conditioner on our hair. The same goes for synthetic make-up brushes as well.

Dirty Hands

You want to wash your hands properly before putting on make-up. Your hands can absorb a whole series of germs that can be transferred into make-up containers together with your face, which can pose considerable health risks as these germs grow over time. It is best to use antibacterial soap and water after washing your hands. Do not forget to clean your nails if you have long nails. Nails are a refuge for fungal growth and bacteria.

Be sure to remove all jewelry, such as rings or bracelets. When wearing a wedding ring and do not want to take it off, wash your hands and twist your ring on your finger to make sure that you have cleaned the skin on the ring finger and the area inside your ring.

Dirty Sponges

Make-up sponges are made disposable, but that doesn’t mean you have to throw them away and after using them for a few days.

These make-up sponges become a breeding ground for germs. What are your options in case you need to use a make-up sponge? As soon as you finish using disposable make-up sponges, throw them away. If you want something environmentally friendly, consider buying a make-up sponge that is washable and reusable.