We've talked about what to do with eye makeup after an eye infection hits (boo hoo), but what should you do with lipstick and gloss after recovering from a nasty sickness?
If you had a cold or flue bug, no need to toss your favorite lip gloss or the pricey tube of lipstick. "Your body has built up antibodies against the virus," Neil Schachter, a professor of preventative medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City, said in a piece for Real Simple's May issue.
But, there's a big but: If you had strep throat, consider tossing anything that came in contact with your mouth--think, toothbrush, lipstick, gloss, lipliner, etc. "These bacteria may be able to survive longer," he says.
Ever had strep throat? I have, and it's the pits.
P.S. Do you watch out for the ingredient "triclosan" in your beauty and bath products? Maybe you should. And, this city has banned perfume at the office. Do you agree with the move? Plus, check out the strange new lip gloss that changes colors when you're ... in the mood!
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