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I came across this blog and thought you might find it an interesting read.

Can COVID-19 Live On Your Beauty Products?

By Daley Quinn

If there’s ever been a time that you really, really need to wash those nasty makeup brushes, now would probably be it. With the coronavirus swiftly sweeping across our nation every day, many beauty devotees are left wondering: can COVID-19 live on your beauty products?

While you’re most likely stuck working from home, you probably aren’t wearing too much makeup, unless your manager insists on having 75 Zoom video conference meetings in a day. Or perhaps you’re in the mood to get a bit dolled up for your impromptu date night with a partner, leftover chicken and pasta included. Or maybe you’re just bored and really wanting to practice your application technique with the free time you now have. Regardless, it’s imperative that you be washing your hands often during this time, but it’s also important to be wiping down surfaces throughout the day while you’re stuck at home—this includes your beauty products. Celebrity makeup artist and Veil Cosmetics founder, Sébastien Tardif, walks us through the steps on how to keep your makeup kit as clean as possible.

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So, can COVID-19 live on makeup?

According to a new study published on March 17, 2020 by the New England Journal of Medicine, the coronavirus can remain stable on different types of surfaces for different amounts of time. The study tested how long the coronavirus can live on various surfaces within a controlled laboratory setting and found that it was still detectable on copper for up to four hours, on cardboard for up to 24 hours, and on plastic and steel for up to 72 hours.

Considering many cosmetic products are made from plastic, it’s safe to say that you should be cleaning all your beauty products often (which is probably something you should have been doing prior to the COVID-10 pandemic, but we’ll give you a break this time). Unfortunately, it’s not yet known if the virus can live inside the actual formulas, such as in liquids or powders.

How should you clean your beauty products and brushes?

In terms of cleaning your makeup brushes, Tardif suggests cleaning them as you normally would, and paying more attention to cleaning your hands instead. If you have been diligently in self-isolation, you can continue to wash your brushes once or twice a week for good measure,” suggests Tardif. To properly clean your brushes, simply use a mild shampoo or soap, make it into a lather in the palm of your hand, and rinse with warm water until no soap comes out of the brush. Squeeze excess water gently and leave to dry overnight.

“If you have been out and about meeting people and touching your face, make sure to wash your hands and face first—no need to wash your brushes more often,” he says. Keeping your hands clean is the most important.

When using makeup or skincare products while quarantined, try to wipe them down with a disinfectant wipe or spray every time you use them. Yes, it might be a pain, but considering the virus can live on plastic surfaces for up to 72 hours, it’s better to be safe than sorry.

How can you apply makeup more hygienically during the coronavirus outbreak?

“COVID-19 or not, never put your fingers in your makeup and skincare jars, as bacteria proliferation will develop and cause your product to fail you and not last as long as it should,” warns Tardif. “Plus, it may even start to develop a rancid smell.” When applying a makeup or skincare product, Tardif suggests using a cotton bud or a clean mini spoon to dig out the product, so that you can avoid dipping your fingers into the formula and potentially contaminating it.

Additionally, avoid blowing on your makeup brushes when trying to get rid of excess powder prior to application—this isn’t very hygienic, either. Rather than blowing on it, tap the brush to remove excess powder.

Bottom line: Keep your beauty products clean by wiping them down after each use (if you can), but more importantly, focus your efforts on washing your hands often, as well as your face if you’ve been outside or around multiple people at once.

 

 

Yuck!

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Today I stopped by one of my favorite big-box discount stores. I enjoyed my quick browse and shop run down the aisles of the store.

The checkout was next. A woman in her late 30’s or more browsing the aisle at the register with all the OTHER items they want you to buy told me to go ahead of her on line. So, I did. As I waited I heard clicking sound of things being picked up and like put down and back. This went on minutes. I turned around and what did I see? This woman was TRYING ON 💅 the shelf filled with nail polishes!!!

Every color or so it appeared!

🤢 Yuck! 😡 I was so mad. I could not believe my eyes! I wanted to tell her do you know how unsanitary that is?

Do you know they have a price on them because the nail polishes are for FOR SALE! NOT for you to try on.

I looked around for someone in management but no one was around and I was pressed for time.

Have you ever experienced this?

It is a health hazard and can spread bacteria and germs! That’s why non-discount stores have testers. Testers are for you to be able to TEST drive the colors, creams or fragrance.

My beauty words of wisdom for the day! End of rant.

YOUR thoughts???

 

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Tips Before You KISS Under that Mistletoe!

Red lips New years Eve

Getting ready to kiss tonight? Guys and Gals …Make sure it works out right.

Prep your lips for kissing with my sweet recipe!

  • Wash your lips with a warm washcloth.
  • Use a Honey & Almond scrub that you can find in the store. Or D.I.Y. and make one.if you don’t have the ingredients. Run your lips with organic brown sugar and coconut oil.Rub on your lips back and forth with your finger and leave on at least 3 minutes. Rinse well.
  • Brush your teeth with Supersmile toothpaste (A celebrity fave) or any other whitening toothpaste.
  • Floss your teeth yes floss and brush your tongue with a soft tooth brush.Bacteria does the Cha Cha on your tongue throughout the day.Keep your breath and gums fresh.You wanna be kissed and kissable don’t you?
  • Guys: Place a lip conditioner or lip balm on your lips guys. Hours before kissing so it starts to make your lips softer and look good.
  • Gals: If you want to kick it up a notch.Don’t just do a lip balm WEAR SOME COLOR.

Paint the town red. Bring out your sexiest outfit even if it is blue jeans and a sexy sparkly top.

You’re ready to toast the new year Hello and kiss under the Kisstletoe!

This is a unisex recipe.My husband loves it too.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

I LOVE Kissing!

While I was enjoying some R&R in beautiful Georgia with friends July 5th was… National Kissing Day.

I love to KISS! Don’t you?

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Here are some of my beauty pearls of wisdom I simply had to share with you!

Kissing makes you and the kissee FEEL GOOD!

Kissing can burn 2 to 6 calories…depending on the time you kiss of course!

Kissing helps ease with daily stress. More powerful than lovers holding hands.

Kissing stimulates saliva production which can wash harmful bacteria off teeth.Reducing plaque buildup.

Kissing boosts your immune system thus keeping you healthier!

Kissing with lipstick on is even more fun!

Always Kiss your sweetie “Goodnight” You never know what tomorrow will bring.

I like to KISS the mirror in my husband’s bathroom.this way when he shaves in the morning my kiss and I love You note makes him smile.

Kiss on and enjoy the beautiful feel good healthy benefits of kissing!

PS

These are my lips in my fave pink lipstick. I gave a photo of them framed to my husband for Valentine’s day a few years ago. He got a kick out of them. It was also my card…my note read “I only have lips for YOU”!

Share with me some fun kissy things you like to do. I want to and LOVE hearing from you!

Day 22 to beautiful skin

For better looking skin you MUST keep your hands off your face.

I often see people pull,push on tug,lean on their face.Every one of these movements your face remembers and it can cause more wrinkles over time.

On another note we are in flu season and that means you should be concerened about this even more. I also see that people do so many things and are not washing their hands. Bacteria is doing the chah cha all over your hands from touching door knobs,hands rails, credit cards,magazines at the doctors office and so much more. THEN you place those fingers in your eyes, around your nose and all over your face. Be mindful and remember to wash your hands often.
If you want to stay healthy and skin to look good …Keep it clean
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