Find Out Which Beauty Products You Should Never Share

October 2, 2016  |  

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As harmless as it seems, sharing beauty tools is an absolute no-no. Of course, sharing tips and tricks is cool but sharing items you put directly on your skin isn’t as safe as you think — even if it is just a swipe of lipstick or mascara. Makeup can actually be a breeding ground for bacteria, creating issues like acne, pink eye, and even cold sores. However, if you must share, there are a few ways to keep yourself protected from germs.

In a recent beauty segment done on The Real, Jeannie Mai shares that using a sanitized sharpener to shave items like lip and eye pencils before using and spraying alcohol on other products like eyelash curlers and power eye shadows is great.

But even with the whole “sharing is caring” mantra, the one beauty tool you should never share is a facial cleansing brush. “It’s a breeding ground for all the dead skin cells, dirt, bacteria that it removes from your face on a daily basis. The last thing you need is someone else’s muck getting trapped in your bristles and then tarnishing you skin game,” Mai explained.

Press play and find out which products and tools you can share and those you shouldn’t.

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