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Makeups contains bacteria causing diseases-Research

A research by scholars at Aston University in the U.K., has revealed makeups contain microbes a bacteria causing disease.

The research found out that 9 out of 10 products tested contained bacteria capable of causing illnesses such as skin infections and even blood poisoning.

Makeups consumer personal hygiene practice was attributed as the main factor of the microbes presence in makeups. Blending sponges were found to have the highest levels of potentially harmful microbes, likely due to often being left damp after use, creating a breeding ground for harmful bacteria.

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“Consumers’ poor hygiene practices when it comes to using make-up, especially beauty blenders, is very worrying when you consider that we found bacteria such as E.coli – which is linked with fecal contamination – breeding on the products we tested,” Read the research in part.

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A survey conducted by Daily Nation on cosmetic shops in the Nairobi CBD the Sunday Nation noticed consumers test cosmetic products they either buy their sponges to apply the powder or use what is provided, which has already been used by others. Exposing clients to the bacteria.

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