Alright ladies (and everyone else who wears makeup), it’s spring cleaning time. Remember that it’s important to clean out your makeup as well as everything else in your house. Makeup becomes bacteria-ridden quickly, and its shelf life is close to that of bread in the freezer. If you want clean skin, it’s important to understand that most of the bacteria that will cause acne will come from you touching your face and the makeup that you wear – regardless of the brand or the amount that you wear.
Let’s go over your makeup products so you can try to remember when you bought them, and when you will need to throw them out. A recommendation would be writing the date that you first open the makeup in permanent marker on the bottom (not on the top, unless you wanna ruin the aesthetic).
Some ways to make sure that your makeup will last longer are tightening your caps on all of your pots and try to keep all of your makeup in a controlled temperature.
If you’re interested in seeing how much bacteria is on your makeup, check out this video from BuzzFeed’s website.
Ariane Jensen is a sophomore writing and linguistics major with a public relations minor at Georgia Southern University. She’s was internationally raised, living places such as Germany and Botswana. She is a quirky person with an empathetic attitude. Her favorite things to do include getting tattoos, writing poems, Netflix, Food Network and listening to soulful music such as Tracy Chapman and Nina Simone. You can find her cozied up on the couch in a onesie, and snacking on Gushers and any other assortment of candy. She is the Life and Style writer for the Reflector.