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5 Rules for Spring Cleaning Your Makeup Bag

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5 Rules for Spring Cleaning Your Makeup Bag-cosmetics bagWith the change of season and warmer weather, we start to get into spring cleaning mode. This shouldn’t just apply to your home, but to your makeup routine as well. Your makeup bag can host a number of bacteria and germs, so you should keep it clean and make sure you’re not using old products.

“You should clean out your makeup bag at least once a season when you’re going to buy new colors anyway,” suggests Bryan Barron, Content Research Director at Paula’s Choice and co-author of Don’t Go to the Cosmetics Counter Without Me. To de-germ your makeup bag, throw it in the washing machine with a little bleach. If it can’t be laundered, clean it with an antibacterial cleanser or with regular bleach diluted with some water, suggests Barron.

So what’s the easiest way to prep your makeup bag for spring? Here are 5 rules that’ll help get you warm weather ready in no time—all while protecting your skin from the dingy part of your beauty bag.

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Next: Rule 1: When in doubt, toss it out.

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