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Beauty Tool That Shouldn’t Be Shared

Beauty Tool That Shouldn’t Be Shared

It’s back-to-school season, which is a great time to remind ourselves what beauty products we should absolutely not be sharing.

Here are a few items you definitely want to keep for yourself (and why):

Tweezers: Be wary of sharing tweezers because of where else they might have been…you never know if they’ve been used to pop pimples (where there can be blood present), or clean under nails (gross!), which are definitely things that you want to stay away from for risk of bacterial infection.

Makeup Brushes: These can be shared as long as they are properly cleaned before individual use. This especially applies for products like lip brushes and eyeliner brushes that might have had direct contact with someone else’s saliva. Also, make sure to clean brushes with a gentle cleanser (I love our Brightening Cleanser) and let them dry completely before passing them around. I suggest cleaning brushes weekly (#SpaDaySunday anyone?).

Body Balms: These thick moisturizers are often used for more than just a quick lather on the limbs! Many people turn to their balms to hydrate lips and chapped noses, so you definitely want to stay away from potential cold and flu germs! Be careful with any moisturizers that come in pot form – you don’t always know who might be sticking a sneaky finger in! Don’t have one of your own? Here’s one!

Clarisonic: These handy devices do a great job of cleansing the face, but they also can graze the hairline while cleaning. Treat them like a hairbrush and keep them safe from the potential spread of lice.

Bar Soap: If your bar of soap rests on a shelf in the shower, it might not have the chance to dry all the way in between uses. Keep it to yourself (and make sure it dries!) to save from sharing potential bacteria and fungi that might have grown on it.

Tweezers: Be wary of sharing tweezers because of where else they might have been…you never know if they’ve been used to pop pimples (where there can be blood present), or clean under nails (gross!), which are definitely things that you want to stay away from for risk of bacterial infection.

Razors: Never share a razor or anything similar (like nail clippers) that is exposed to possible cuts, blood and bacteria. It’s a risk you don’t want to take – especially when you aren’t sure of where it is being used and what infections it could pick up along the way.

xoxo

Team Indie
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