4 Beauty Product Rules You Should Be Following

We are all looking for glowing, beautiful skin. Consequently, the world of beauty is full of rules, both written and unwritten. Moreover, there has been no shortage of sources telling us what looks good, from the old beauty magazines to modern blogs. These commonly shared rules include ideas such as redheads should not wear red lipstick, don’t go out of the house with a wet head, and pink hair is juvenile. Yet, many of these so-called rules are conceived from current trends and sensibilities.

Regardless, there are some fundamental rules you should follow no matter which way the fashion winds blow. Today’s article shares the four (4) beauty product rules you should be following.

  1. Cleaning – Your brushes and sponges are a breeding ground for bacteria. Every time a makeup applicator touches your skin, it picks up dirt and bacteria from your skin. It is even worse if you are suffering from a cold. So, it is essential to sanitize and disinfect your makeup brushes and sponges at least once a week.
  2. Shelf Life – While expired makeup starts to lose its effectiveness, it can also become unsafe. The first issue is that your makeup traps bacteria that can cause eye infections, breakouts, and skin irritations. But, as a beauty product starts to approach its expiration date, it will begin to deteriorate. The breakdown of the compounds in your makeup can cause inflammation, scaly skin, hives, and other skin conditions.
  3. Sharing – It is very likely that you have heard you should never share your makeup, brushes, and sponges. It is really important to think about why: chapped lips, popped pimples, flaky skin. You may share everything with your friends, but do you really want to share their dirt, bacteria, and viruses? Sharing makeup products put you at risk for eye infections, cold sores, staph infections, and more.
  4. Storing – There is a good chance that certain beauty products have permanent locations, such as a bathroom counter, medicine cabinet, your purse, or other spots. Yet, many of these locations can dramatically shorten the shelf life of your products, diminishing their effectiveness. Keep away from the bathroom medicine cabinet or vanity. The best place to store most beauty products is a cold and dark place. So, make some space in your refrigerator.

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