Deep cleanse your make-up bag

Time to de­clut­ter your beauty stock­pile and keep nasty bugs at bay

Irish Independent - Weekend Magazine - - FRONT PAGE -

Have you ever found your­self root­ing through your mas­cara-smudged make-up bag, jam-packed with prod­ucts you never use, in a time-wast­ing search for the few items that you do — only to emerge empty-handed? If so, it’s time for a ma­jor beauty clean-up. We’re used to the idea of de­clut­ter­ing our homes, so why do we not streamline our make-up bags? I’ll ad­mit I have been that make-up hoarder — and it seems I’m not alone. Ac­cord­ing to a re­cent study, 89pc of us are hoard­ing old make-up, and in­cur­ring some health risks as a re­sult.

Re­search by the Lon­don Metropoli­tan Univer­sity on make-up items past their ex­piry date found them to in­clude some po­ten­tially life-threat­en­ing bac­te­ria. Items un­der the mi­cro­scope were lip glosses, pow­der blushes and foun­da­tions. Below, I’ve listed guide­lines on longevity on dif­fer­ent types of make-up, and tips on wash­ing your brushes. @ruth­griffin­beauty

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