Health & Beauty
Would You Buy or Swap Used Makeup Online?
Forums are a great place to expand your cosmetic collection, but you could be swapping unwanted viruses along with your unwanted shades
Experts say: NYC dermatologist Dr. Ariel Ostad says previously used and shared oil-based and water-based eye products rank as the most dangerous, hands down. The most common makeup-sharing related infection he sees? Conjunctivitis, a.k.a. pink eye. "Not only is it extremely contagious, but people don't always know they're brewing it," Ostad told me. (Suddenly, I'm giving the side eye to everyone within my 10-foot proximity.) Oh, and there's also blepharitis, the inflammation of the super-sensitive eyelid. But that could be the least of your worries when swapping eye products.
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