Is there anything more fun ladies than a day of shopping and trying out all the latest beauty products via the cosmetic counter? The cosmetic counter to most women is a vision of beauty in and of itself. Just think of all the glamorous colors and shiny tubes and pots just begging us to try them. However, this wonderland of beauty comes with many hidden dangers that we all must learn to avoid.
In one word the danger comes from: bacteria.
If a bacterium isn’t enough to scare you into taking a more smart approach when it comes to using the cosmetic counter, consider this. E-coli and feces were also discovered at many cosmetic counters as well. How do all of these bacteria get into and onto the makeup?
As you think about all the variety of color that surrounds this beauty counter now include all the fingers that touches those colors in one single day, especially when that day is Saturday. Are you a bit weary? Don’t be alarmed completely.
According to a segment that was recently aired on Dr. Oz, ABC television, there are ways in which we can still enjoy the cosmetic counter and still remain safe.
Tip Number 1 when it comes to enjoying the cosmetic counter: Always use single use applicators
You should also use single use applicators when applying makeup at the cosmetic counter. This is especially important when you applying makeup around the areas of your nose, eyes and mouth. These are the areas that these are the areas in which we have mucus membranes and openings which allow bacteria to enter our bodies. In other words, these are the areas that can cause us to become sick once too much bacteria or the wrong type of bacteria enters.
One mistake many women will make at the cosmetic counter is applying mascara with a single use applicator. Many will use these and apply the mascara to one eye. Then most women will use the same applicator and dip into the tube once again to apply to the other eye. For this reason, you should never use the mascara at the makeup counter. You should always bring your own.
Tip number two with it comes to enjoying the cosmetic counter: Know when to plan your trip
The weekend is the busiest time to go to the cosmetic counter. This means that this is the time that counter is the dirtiest. For this reason, plan your trips during the week.
For more tips and tricks about the beauty counter check out Paula’s Choice’s Book: “Don’t Go To The Cosmetic Counter Without Me.
Dr. Oz, ABC Television