E-Coli on Your Face: Most Makeup Contaminated With Superbugs

A new study found that up to 90% of makeup products are contaminated with superbugs.

The bacteria found- E.coli and staphylococci bacteria. Where does it mostly live? In the sponges! So how can you avoid contamination? Wash your hands before applying makeup and store makeup and applicators outside of the bathroom. Makeup can last between 3 months and 2 years. Dry powder, pencil eyeliner and powder eye shadow can last up to two years. Liquid eyeliner, makeup applicators and sponges can last three months. Mascara can last between two and four months. How often do you throw out your makeup?

 

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