Everyone knows that makeup counter testing samples are a breeding ground for bacteria, but what about the stuff you have stashed in your makeup kit?

Not sanitizing your kit regularly can cause things like powder compacts and lip glosses to become unusable way before their expiration date.  This especially applies to any compact-based product that comes into contact with grubby fingers.  The worse case scenario is that it can cause irritation and even infections on your skin, eyes, etc. If you want your kit to last, then make it a point to sanitize your products everyday before application. This will keep your makeup clean, safer to use, and help it last longer.

So how do you keep your makeup kit in check? Just like how you would clean makeup brushes, you have to make it a point to clean your kit. Pick up some chemical-free makeup sanitizers that come in both spray and wipe form. Hold the spray about 6 inches from the product surface and spritz once before leaving it to set for about 10 seconds. Stick to wipes for items with sticky residue (lipgloss, mascara wands, lipsticks, etc).

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