Spring is a time of renewal. Trees are budding, flowers are blooming and we tend to clean house with windows open, dusting off winter. One area of house cleaning you may not think to dive into is your beauty products. Keeping your products clean, and getting rid of old products, is important not only for hygienic purposes, but they can be breeding grounds for bacteria and fungi, especially makeup brushes.
Don’t share makeup.
Everyone has different body chemistry and sharing products you use can cause the spread of viruses and inflammation. For example, using someone’s lipstick can pass along the cold sore virus or using someone’s mascara can spread pink eye or other eye infections.
Clean those makeup brushes.
No need to buy a special cleaner for this, using a mild soap or shampoo is sufficient. Put a small amount in your hand and swirl the brush around, rinse well, and dry upright or flat. This is also a good time to wash out that cosmetic bag and those tweezers.
Purge products every six months if they are a liquid or a cream.
This includes liquid eyeliner and mascara, they can collect bacteria that causes eye infections. Powders tend to last a bit longer, so your sparkle powder eyeshadow has a few more months in them.Store beauty products in a cool, dry space. Humidity and heat can accelerate the growth of fungi and bacteria.
One final tip, when in doubt, throw it out. Holding on to something that may be contaminated is not worth the risk of illness or infections.
Jason Woodland interviews CEO Rebecca Yates discussing what she does for Ark Insurance Solutions clients as well as her contributions in the health insurance industry on a national scale.
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From Jason Woodland:
Welcome to interview #45 of Always the Journey TV with Rebecca Yates, CEO of Ark Insurance, LLC. In this interview, we’ll learn more about what inspired Rebecca to join the health insurance industry and what she does to help her clients.
Rebecca is very passionate about providing appropriate insurance coverage to her clients, taking the time to learn their needs, and design unique programs. Her varied background and experience with both large partially self-funded groups, small fully insured groups, and individuals/families bring a unique perspective to all of her endeavors.
As the health insurance industry is always changing, she consistently takes the time to learn the changes and ensure that all of her clients are kept up to date. She also speaks on issues such as Health Care Reform, health insurance partial self-funding, ERISA 101, and health insurance basics. She loves to read, improve her home, start businesses, and travel. She has two daughters and two very naughty puppies that she adores.