Your Makeup May Not Be Safe, Here’s Why

Michael Rubino

March 11

Your makeup may be hiding more than an exciting new look. It could be harboring mold. Mold in your cosmetics can cause breakouts and skin irritation. And inhaling the mold can cause restricted breathing.

We did some research and asked Michael Rubino, an air quality expert, for tips on fixing the problem so fixing your face is safer.

Where is the best place to store your makeup?

“Not in the bathroom! When storing makeup, you want to place it in a cool, dry place. Bathrooms are the exact opposite of these types of environments, as we constantly bombard them with water from the shower, toilet, and sink,” says Rubino.

Makeup and makeup tools offer up a variety of edible options for mold spores. That’s why moldy makeup products can occur in the blink of an eye. Reducing the moisture removes the opportunity for growth and keeps those products safer and healthier for longer, says Rubino.

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