Cosmetics Warning to Prevent Infections

Skin Clinica

Skin care expert calls on manufacturers to provide better guidance to consumers on when to throw out cosmetics and makeup sponges to prevent skin infections and potential serious health issues.

Hot and humid conditions in bathrooms over the summer have been the perfect breeding ground for the proliferation of colonies of bacteria and fungi in cosmetics and makeup sponges or beauty blenders. Yet most people are completely unaware of when to throw out old cosmetics and makeup sponges.

Anna Marie Greco of Skin Clinica says she is seeing more cases of clients with unexplained itchy rashes, skin breakouts and inflamed eyelids.

“This is even happening to people who normally have skin that is the envy of everyone else, so it was quite a mystery until I started asking questions to

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