The flu and cold are here again. Everywhere you go, sneezing and wheezing can be heard. This year numbers are already reaching a high level in certain area. It is not just the cold or flu that might make you ill this season.
Can using beauty products or makeup cause you to become sick? Beauty and retail stores have hygienic guidelines to follow. Most cosmetics contain preservatives to slow the growth of bacteria and fungus.Bacteria such as staph, strep and E. coli can live on products.Yes, this can make you very sick.
Spray your powder cosmetics and lipsticks with sprits of alcohol once a week. One quick spray will not change the color and help them last longer. Powdered eye shadows, blushes and bronzers can be used for two years if sanitized
A potential result of sharing eye makeup is getting pink eye, also known as conjunctivitis. Beauty products can be similar to little Petri dishes growing in a science lab. People often dip dirty fingers into products instead of using a spatula.
Make sure all applicators are new and never "double dip" in mascara or lip products. Mascaras are wonderful breeding grounds for bacteria. Purchase a new one immediately after having a cold . Three months is the life of any mascara. Place a dated dot on the bottom to remind you of a replacement date.