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Why Your Makeup Brushes Should Never, Ever Go in a Mason Jar

This is a public service announcement for beauty junkies. Your makeup brush belongs in a drawer, not on the vanity counter, and here's why: "When you flush, bacteria can get aerosolised," dermatologist Dr. Kavita Mariwalla said. "You don't want to keep your brushes on your toilet-bowl tank, even though it's a convenient place for storage because it's right next to the sink. Brushes can pick up that bacteria if you don't wash them over time." So basically all the germs from your porcelain throne are floating in the bathroom air, infesting everything in sight and ending up on your face! Read: instant toilet-induced breakout.

But there's a simple solution to this problem. First and foremost, pack all your makeup brushes away in a drawer, zipped makeup bag, or tightly sealed box. These enclosed storage options will keep your products safe from any hovering bacteria particles. Mason jars might be cute and all, but they are an open invitation for germs. Also make sure to clean your applicators regularly with shampoo. If this is what happens to your makeup sponges and spoolies, can you imagine what's going on with your toothbrush? (Dun dun duunnn.)

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