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Could YOUR Makeup Be Making You Ill?

August 26, 2015 1 min read

What's in your makeup bag? If there is any makeup that is even slightly passed it's expiry date, it could spell trouble. makeup bag disease Lab tests conducted at London Metropolitan University found that out-of-date cosmetics contain staggering levels of harmful bacteria. Products like blush, lip stick and foundation were tested and revealed traces of enterococcus faecalis. This strain of bacteria has been known to cause meningitis, an infectious disease that can be extremely dangerous for children to contract. gross germs cosmetics illness Among the other bugs lurking in face powders and cheek stains was propionibacterium, a leading cause of acne and other skin conditions. The products were sent in by women from all over England, including internet beauty bloggers and vloggers. Their reactions to the findings were complete shock. "I try to get my make-up in date, but I thought it wouldn't matter if it was a few months over, clearly I was wrong. Needless to say I will be throwing out out-of-date make up in the future." says 22-year-old Grace, who sent in an old foundation to be studied. It was among the products that contained the meningitis causing bacteria. bacteria dangerous makeup The researchers advise women to be weary of expiry dates, and that pregnant women and those with young children take extra precautions to ensure their makeup is not contaminated. What are your thoughts? Will you be tossing a few old products now that you've read this news? Source: Daily Mail Do you follow us on Instagram? [caption id="attachment_106444" align="alignnone" width="100"]snapchat code @BodyRockTV[/caption]

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