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If I Wear Thrifted Makeup, Will I Get a Disease?

Fast-fashion is on its way out; thrifting and peer-to-peer digital resale marketplaces like Depop, Poshmark or Mercari are the future. More and more young people are opting to engage in secondhand shopping because it is a.) fun, b.) affordable, c.) sustainable, d.) cooler and less offensive than going to a Forever 21 for your weekend thot attire. Perhaps unsurprisingly, that behavior has migrated over to the beauty industry.

I contacted a few skin care experts to find out what, if any, dangers could come from this trend.

Dr. Rachel Nazarian of Schweiger Dermatology Group in New York: The skin is a natural host to many types of bacteria, and also may contain yeast, fungal and viral infections. Sharing makeup that was in direct contact with someone else’s skin puts you at risk for exposure to these sources of infection. Those used on mucosal membranes, such as the lips, or around the eyes, (lipstick and lipgloss for example) have a higher likelihood of infection because these areas are vulnerable to invasion by viruses and bacteria.

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Source: Jezebel – If I Wear Thrifted Makeup, Will I Get a Disease? By, Maria Sherman


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