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					                        CLEAN YOUR MAKEUP EVERY DAY!




Hands Contaminate                          Sharing Makeup
Makeup                                     Means Sharing Germs
Anytime we use make-up,                    "If a woman has a cut on her
be it mascara, lipstick                    lip and borrows lipstick
or a compact, the germs                    from someone who has a cold
on our hands can                           sore, she'll get a cold
contaminate it.                            sore. You can pass herpes
                                           [the cold sore virus],
Lipstick harbours all                      conjunctivitis [pink eye]
kinds of bacteria,                         and all sorts of things
especially viruses.                        through sharing makeup,"
                                           says Dr. Zein Obagi, a
Even if you’re the only                    dermatologist based in
one using it you could                     Beverly Hills.
still harbour an illness
that you had a couple                      -- LAtimes.com
weeks earlier.

-- Dr. Mehmet Oz /
   DoctorOz.com
The U.S. Consumer Product and Safety Commission reports that thousands of people contract skin and eye irritations from shared testers.
-- today.msnbc.msn.com


                                                          CLEAN YOUR MAKEUP EVERY DAY!




                        Thousands Contract Skin and Eye Irritations
                        The U.S. Consumer Product and Safety Commission
                        reports that thousands of people contract skin and
                        eye irritations from shared testers.

                        -- today.msnbc.msn.com



         Your Own Makeup Can Cause Blemishes
         Dermatologists say your old makeup may be causing you blemishes
         or even worse — it could lead to a dangerous infection.

         The bacteria can get in there and the preservatives might not
         be working quite as well as they were when you first opened it.

         Some women may develop a peri-oral dermatitis from using some
         old, expired makeup that might irritate the skin and cause
         little red bumps that look like acne
         -- consumeraffairs.com
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The U.S. Consumer Product and Safety Commission reports that thousands of people contract skin and eye irritations from shared testers.
-- today.msnbc.msn.com


                                                          CLEAN YOUR MAKEUP EVERY DAY!



   Research Finds that Women Often Use Expired Makeup
   The new research conducted in February 2010 by Debenhams
   highlighted that many British women are using cosmetics well past
   the use-by date, unaware that products can be a magnet for germs
   which could cause damage to their health and looks.

   Make-up, perfume and skincare products used after the expiry date
   carry a risk of irritation and infection. This is due to air and
   bacteria infiltrating the products. Multiuse products carry an
   even higher risk as they can spread germs from eyes to skin to
   lips.

   The study also found that 68% of women only replace make-up and
   skincare when they run out, however long that might take. 72% of
   women never wash their make-up sponges or brushes, even though
   they should do at least once a week. 81% of British women also
   regularly (at least once a week) go to sleep without removing make
   up.

   Sara Stern, Director of Cosmetics at Debenhams concluded,
   "Hopefully this call to action will encourage women to have a
   ruthless spring clean of their cosmetics collections.”
   -- mynewsdesk.com                                                                                                                      3
                 CLEAN YOUR MAKEUP EVERY DAY!




Bacteria Contaminates Makeup
Upon Opening
Expiration dates are simply "rules of
thumb" and a product's safety may expire
long before the expiration date if a
product hasn't been stored properly. From
the time you open it, the life and
effectiveness of the product decreases and
bacteria grows. Treat makeup products with
care.

Makeup preservatives should kill common-use
bacteria. But, as FDA studies show, a
little bacteria is present in makeup before
we buy it. As soon as you open your new
product, airborne bacteria rushes in. Then
you usually add bacteria by touching the
product with unclean hands or with an
unclean applicator or brush.

-- cbsnews.com
The U.S. Consumer Product and Safety Commission reports that thousands of people contract skin and eye irritations from shared testers.
-- today.msnbc.msn.com


                                                          CLEAN YOUR MAKEUP EVERY DAY!



   Human Related Bacteria on Makeup Testers
   “I found human-related bacteria in all of the makeup,”
   microbiologist Connie Morbach says. “I found it in the lipstick,
   the brushes, the lip gloss, the eye shadow. So if you happened to
   use a Q-tip when someone else didn’t, and you put that on your
   eye, you’re still transferring the bacteria to your own eye.”

   Seven out of nine samples Morbach tested had enteric bacteria.
   That is bacteria related to our digestive systems. That kind of
   bacteria can cause mild cases of diarrhea and stomach aches in
   healthy people and more serious gastrointestinal problems in those
   who have compromised immune systems. And we found more.
   Streptococcus, which can cause strep throat, was found in almost
   half of our samples. All of the samples from the makeup testers
   were contaminated with common bacteria, which means, according to
   Morbach, that other germs, such as viruses, could also be present.
   We didn’t test viruses.

   -- Today Show / today.msnbc.msn.com

				
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