Do you know what could be growing on your makeup applicators and on the surface of your makeup too? Staphylococcus, streptococcus and e-coli -- eww. And if you aren't diligent about cleaning your brushes and regularly changing your powder puffs, you're creating a bacteria-fest freeway between your cosmetics and your face, which could lead to all kinds of horrors for your skin.
Get a refresher on how to clean your makeup brushes thoroughly and how often. For more suggestions on must-have new beauty tools to help keep skin safe, pop over to this Fresh Faced story in The Kit's digital magazine.
Beauty So Clean Cosmetic sanitizer Mist and Wipes, at drugstores and www.beautysoclean.com; Sephora Hot Hues clutch and pencil sharpener at Sephora; benefit Gabbi Makeup Bag, via www.benefitcosmetics.com.
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