Deep cleanse your make-up bag
Time to declutter your beauty stockpile and keep nasty bugs at bay
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