Oh, my God! The thing used on your face every day is even dirtier than the toilet mat!

In the days of wearing masks, people have been living in a state of no dating and no social contact for a long time, and they break the record of not washing their hair for five days at random. As for cosmetics, there is no such thing as washing your face before going out.

it’s not easy to get up and want to have a make-up. However, when you open the dressing table, you can see that the cosmetics that used to be “lucky” every day are now covered with a layer of dust. For a long time, the powder puff, make-up egg, foundation brush, blush brush and so on are dirty and can not see the true colors.

therefore, looking at my small face full of acne and inflammation in the mirror, I can’t help but wonder: is it caused by these dirty makeup brushes?

usually, many fairies attach great importance to skin care, but neglect the cleaning of cosmetics. You should know that the skin care products and cosmetics are the most frequently dealt with every day, and the used makeup tools are adhered with sweat, sebum and fine dust in the air, which is easy to breed bacteria.
two biomedical scientists published in the UK
in 2019. They tested 467 make-up products, including 96 lipsticks, 107 lip gloss, 93 mascara and 92 Eyeliner make-up eggs.

the research results show that 79% – 90% of the cosmetics used in cosmetic bags are contaminated by pathogenic bacteria such as Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus. From mascara to lipstick to powder puff, the cosmetics you currently use are likely to be filled with invisible Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli and citric acid Freund and lines.

this is because the colored eggs are in direct contact with the facial skin for a long time, especially the wet sponge. After use, it is in a moist state, and it is easier to absorb skin grease and dirt and breed bacteria. The sebum, dirt and make-up of the skin are mixed in it, which is the “ideal home” for the growth and development of harmful bacteria.

if these contaminated cosmetic products are used in the mouth, near the eyes, or at the wounds on the skin, they may cause wound infection, stimulate the skin, and cause acne, acne and allergy.

according to the research report published in, the situation is particularly serious for those people who are “immunocompromised and more vulnerable to opportunistic bacterial infection”. Some people even become paralyzed due to infection of cosmetic brushes:

according to British media reports, in 2015, a 27 year old novice mother from Australia, after using the makeup brush used by her friends, did she think about it However, she was infected with drug-resistant staphylococcus aureus and eventually suffered severe spinal cord damage. Doctors said she might have to rely on a wheelchair for the rest of her life. Fortunately, after unremitting efforts, she has recovered her walking ability.

how can you prevent your cosmetic tools from becoming a paradise for bacteria? Daily cleaning work should be done well. Different tools have different cleaning methods. Come to see how your “babies” can clean it.

these two tools are easier to stain. Make-up eggs and powder puff can be washed slightly with powder puff cleanser, or with makeup remover and cleansing milk, put into a fresh-keeping bag, add water to gently press and wash, wash the foundation liquid and other marks, and use make-up eggs to clean with special cleaning plates until the make-up eggs are restored to the original tone.

clean according to the times of use. It is recommended to dry clean every day and wet clean at least once a week. If not, wet wash once every two weeks is recommended.

dry cleaning, as the name suggests, is to clean without water. The method is to brush a clean paper towel with a brush in one direction until the residual powder on the brush is cleaned. Wet wash – that is, wet the brush. This is divided into two cases: Animal brush and fiber brush.

animal hair is generally goat hair, horse hair, etc., which is more expensive. It is better to wash it with professional detergent. And synthetic fiber wool is not so particular, with ordinary hand sanitizer, shampoo to wash also no problem. After wetting the brush, brush back and forth on the special brush pad until the water is clean.