You eat well, drink plenty of water and follow a skincare regime but you’re still having problems with skin irritation or pesky breakouts? Then maybe it is time to overhaul your beauty hygiene regime. Read on for our top tips!
1. When to give products the flick
Make-up products eventually become breeding grounds for bacteria. Gross, right? So here’s a general guide to expiry dates. Keep in mind, however, if a product develops a strange smell or changes colour, it’s time for it to go!
Mascara lasts two to three months
Try Kjaer Weis Mascara, $55
Liquid foundation lasts six to 12 months
Powder foundation lasts up to two years
Eyeliner (liquid or pencil) lasts up to three months
Try Bloom Cosmetics Eye Definer, $24
Lipstick lasts up to 12 months
Try Ilia Lipstick, $34
Ideally you should be cleaning your brushes at least every two weeks to avoid residue, oil and dead skin cells building up. Save time and still keep your brushes fresh with this convenient and affordable sanitiser spray. Try Manicare Brush Cleaner, $14.95, available at Priceline.
3. Store make-up in a cool and dry place
Get the most from your beauty products by keeping them out of direct sunlight as well as humid and moist areas.
4. Don’t share products with anyone!
We all know that sharing is caring, but when it comes to your make-up keep it to yourself as the risk of spreading infection and germs is incredibly high.