Our favorite products are used on our faces daily, but that doesn’t mean they should be used daily. According to Aston University’s study, superbugs such as E.coli or Staphylococci Lip gloss, mascara, and beauty blenders are the most common culprits. These findings are not surprising, considering they do not know how to clean their makeup tools properly. If your makeup bag is clogged with concealer, and you don’t know how long it’s been there, it might be time to add a cleanser. A skin expert says sterilizing products is essential to prevent the spread of bacteria. It doesn’t matter if you’re using makeup brushes, jade rollers, or any other beauty tools; it’s vital to prevent the buildup of dead skin cells, excess oil, and the spread of bacteria. These are the main causes of blocked pores, acne breakouts, dull skin, and dull skin.
Despite lackluster skin, celebrity facialist warns that neglecting your beauty products could have more serious consequences. Your tools will not grow bacteria on their own. Add oil and moisture from the product to your skin, and you will have a hotbed for bacterial activity. She says this can cause inflammation and possibly an infection such as folliculitis or conjunctivitis.
MEET THE EXPERT
Lisa Harris, a celebrity skin expert and founder of Lisa Harris Skin Science London, is well-known. Her famed anti-aging treatments and science-backed treatments have made Harris a household name.
Debbie Thomas is a laser and advanced skincare specialist and one of London and Hollywood’s most sought-after skin experts. She founded the D.Thomas Clinic in 2007.
Our beloved blending sponges may have the highest levels of bacteria. However, scientists also discovered that microbes could be found in products through air, dirt, and double-dipping makeup brushes. Formulas that are past their sell-by dates are also susceptible to contamination. Do you sound familiar?
It’s not too late for things to change. Let’s start with a serious makeup clear-out. Thomas states that you should clean and wash your products after each use. Bacteria can multiply quickly. It can be not easy to wash your makeup daily with a busy schedule and an ever-growing list of things to do. This is why it is important to have a simple and reliable routine. Harris recommends that you clean things like jade rollers after each use. You can do this quickly with an antibacterial spray, wipes or hot soapy water. Find five ways experts recommend to keep bacteria away from your skin.
Dry Mascara is Quitted!
The last bit of product is pushed into the tube by pumping it. This creates a dark and dry breeding ground for germs you put on your eyes. It’s best to throw it out after three months. Instead, use the brush to clean the edges.
Wipe and reapply
It’s common to touch up your lipstick after eating. Pushing food particles into your lipstick is risky and then returning it to the tube. Before you reapply, make sure to clean your lips thoroughly.
Decant Your Formulas
Dermatologists love airless pumps for their ability to reduce the risk of microbes in skincare. Exposure to air (and sticking your fingers in jars) is a sure way to infect your products. Use tubes for formulas or transfer jar products to an airless pump container.
Separate your brushes
Multitasking brushes can be a cost-effective solution to simplify your makeup collection. They also allow you to transfer bacteria from one product to another quickly. You can clean them before you switch products or use your (cleaner) fingers.
Make sure to clean your brushes.
Thomas suggests certain steps you should follow each time you clean your brush. Here’s how she explained it.
One brush at a time. Warm water can be used to wet the brush. Then, add your cleanser – I prefer to use a brush cleanser – and swirl the brush around until you get suds.
Apply the cleanser to the bristles and base.
Rinse the cleanser off the brush until it runs clear. Keep squeezing the sponge until the cleanser is dry.
Lay on a flat surface, squeeze out excess moisture and let the air dry. You must ensure that your tools are thoroughly dried after you have removed any moisture.
Make sure to clean the handle. Use an antibacterial surface cleaner to clean it.