Applying your makeup may seem second nature to some women, but don’t let routine cause harm to your skin. Staying hygienic, paying attention to whom you share your makeup with, and watching for expiration dates are necessary when preventing cross-infection. Dirty brushes, unwashed hands, and double dipping can cause big issues. Poor makeup hygiene and contaminated makeup products can cause infectious conditions like conjunctivitis and sties.
There are several precautions you can take to avoid the spread of infection and to prevent passing micro-organisms from your skin to your makeup.
In addition, when preventing cross-infection, the quality of makeup makes a huge difference. 100% mineral-based makeup can help avoid irritation and have natural anti-inflammatory properties along with SPF. And always be aware of low-grade mineral makeups that impersonate higher quality options.