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Makeup applicators act like sponges and harbor germs that can lead to skin and eye infections. While you don't need to dispose of your cosmetics completely, you can take steps to make using them more sanitary.

The American Academy of Dermatology recommends replacing your powders and eye shadows every two years, foundation every year, and mascara every three months. Wash any applicators frequently with regular soap and water, and wipe your brushes with alcohol. Finally, do not share your makeup with others. This is a sure-fire way to contract an infection or illness, such as conjunctivitis (pink eye).

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