how-to-care-for-your-cosmeticsDo you know how to care for your cosmetics? Have you even thought about it?

Washing your makeup brushes is obvious, but there are other things you should be doing to maintain your makeup.

Check out this infographic from for tips on how to care for your cosmetics.

From lipstick to eyeliner and blush to mascara, the average person puts about 515 different synthetic chemicals on their body every day. But if you’re not careful, you could be putting on a lot more than you bargained for. Makeup runs the risk of carrying some truly terrifying germs. And your face isn’t the only thing at risk! Although eye and skin infections are the most common ailments derived from bad makeup, the bacteria that can build up in them can spread through the bloodstream or air and infect other parts of your body. In a worst-case scenario, an expired mascara or blush could lead to a respiratory tract infection or even worse. Sound a bit hyperbolic? Well, on Feb. 25 of this very year, Johnson & Johnson was ordered to pay $72 million in damages for the death of a woman from ovarian cancer that was caused by the talc in its baby powder.

How to Care for Your Cosmetics

Care for Your Cosmetics Created By: Fat Wallet

Unfortunately, cosmetics manufacturers are under very little obligation to protect customers from such nasty scenarios. In fact, there are no laws that require cosmetic manufacturers to print expiration dates on the labels of their products, and federal regulations for makeup have not been updated since 1938. That means when it comes to keeping your face healthy and clean, the only guaranteed safeguard you have is yourself. There are a ton of awesome tips and tricks that you can use to keep your cosmetics fresher longer. Read more…

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