If you use and store your make up incorrectly you can infect and damage your skin.
The main ingredient of the modern cosmetics is water. It is a perfect ground for the breeding of various germs which can infect your skin and cause illnesses. Most make up products contain special chemicals which can preserve the make up and prevent from the infesting of germs. However the protective power of preservatives can weaken if the product is constantly exposed to heat, sunlight and humidity.
There are also many products on the market which are natural and preservative-free. These cosmetics are more vulnerable to becoming germ cultures because they don’t contain chemicals which kill these germs.
It is possible to protect your cosmetics from germs. All you need to do is to use proper hygiene in storing and using make up and makeup tools.
Recommendations for use and storage of the make up
1. Your make up products and tools should be stored in cool and dry place. Avoid exposing these products to direct sunlight.
2. Close make up containers tightly when you are not using it.
3. Cover tightly all your pencils, whether eyebrow pencils, lip-liners or eye-liners when you put them in the storage and sharpen them after every use.
4. Products having stick form such as stick foundations and blushes should be wiped off well with a clean tissue after every application.
5. Don’t wear any make up if you have skin infection. Throw away all the items which have been used during the outbreak because your infection will keep recurring.
6. Use disposable clean and dry disposable applicators to put on your make up instead of your fingers.
7. Don’t borrow make up and make up tools to your mother, sisters or closest girlfriends.
8. If your product changed in its color, texture, smell or even taste you need to dispose of the product and buy a new.
9. If the consistency of the product has changed you mustn’t add water or saliva to the product. It should be thrown away.
10. Wash all make up tools which have been used such as the applicators, the brushes and the spongers, once a week. You can look for good quality make up cleansers or simply use mild soap and dishwashing liquid. Dry your make up tools carefully before putting them away.