Sanitary Makeup Habits to Practice Now
Honestly, it's not your toilet that carries the most bacteria in your bathroom. For some of us, the microscopic crawlers live in our makeup bags and tools. If you're guilty of harboring germs, you can avoid acne and other diseases by keeping your makeup regimen sanitary. Go above and beyond washing your hands and tossing old makeup and adopt these easy sanitary makeup habits.
1. Don't co-mingle dirty and clean brushes
What's the point of cleaning your brushes if you're going to mix them with old, dirty brushes? Designate a cup or bin to keep your pristine tools in so you can keep track of the clean and dirty.
Eye and lip pencils are breeding grounds for germs. Sharpen your pencils before each use to keep bacteria out of your eyes and mouth.
If you use retractable pencils, give them a quick dip in alcohol before each use.
Try scooping out your products onto a sterile metal palette instead of sticking your fingers directly into your products.
Secrets and appetizers are for sharing with your friends, not makeup.
Trying to get the most of your mascara could jeopardize the uncontaminated tube. When you pump the wand up and down you are forcing air and bacteria into the product that could give you a nasty infection.
Tip: Do not use saliva to "stretch" the life of your mascara or eyeliner.