8 Bad Skin Habits That'll Shock You
You know your diet coke addiction and sunbathing ways are bad for your skin, but read on to see the mistakes you don't even realize you're making
Skin sin no. 4: Not airing out your makeup brushesWhile we know we should wash our makeup brushes once a week (or at least once a month -- we know how unrealistic it is to give them a good scrub-down every week), Wu says a common mistake is not letting them breathe after washing them.
Need a good reason to take this extra, time-consuming step? "I had a patient who developed a rare skin infection normally seen in aquarium workers and those who work with fish," says Wu. "We traced it back to her makeup brush that she'd been using twice a day but never aired out [after washing]." The lesson: Wash your brushes and don't stash 'em until they're bone dry. And of course, see your doc if you develop a new rash.
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