27 May 2024
  • 27 May 2024

Clean Up Your Act

on 1 March 2019 0

Think it’s only your home that needs spring cleaning? Think again because, believe it or not, your make-up has the potential to breed as many nasties as that overripe cheese in the fridge or that long forgotten custard cream under the sofa. Susie Cormack Bruce lists the three biggest beauty bad guys.


You know that gorgeous red lippy that helped to put a smile on your face when you had a bout of flu? Bin it, as chances are it will still be harbouring those germs. The lips are one of the main gateways to your respiratory tract, so you could be infecting yourself time and time again.    


How many times in the last six months have you cleaned your brushes? Can’t remember? Well, bacteria-laden brushes are one of the best ways to carry and spread serious infections such as paralysing staphylococcus, streptococcus, fungus and e-coli, and should be cleaned after every use. Yes, every use. No excuses.  


Dirty mascara can cause eye infections such as conjunctivitis, styes and even blindness.  Never, ever, ever share mascara and, even if your tube is half full, bin it after two to three months as germs love sticking to that wand, getting all cosy in that dark, oily product and forming new, seriously icky bacteria.  

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