Putting on makeup is as natural to some of us as putting on clothes. There is nothing wrong with painting our faces so to speak, but we have to remember that bearing the brunt of the daily makeup routine is our delicate skin.
In order to keep our skin fresh and healthy it is important to remember a few key tips. First, change your cosmetic sponge once a month. They tend to breed germs so don’t keep them for too long. Second, replace your mascara at least every three months. Of course for those of us who love mascara it probably won’t last that long anyway, but it’s something we need to keep in mind. Third, eyeliner can be kept for up to six months, but remember not share it with anyone, that is just asking for germs to be passed around. Finally, throw away any lipsticks that are two years or older. Again, most tubes won’t last that long if you use it regularly, but in case it does last longer than usual don’t forget that it does have a shelf life.
If you remember that makeup doesn’t last forever and you get rid of it at the appropriate times then your skin should stay in great shape. As grandmother always says, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”