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Makeup Cleaning Tips To Ensure You Won't Get The Flu

14/12/2015 17:26 GMT | Updated 14/12/2015 17:59 GMT

If you're trying to avoid the flu this winter, you may want to reconsider how you care for your beauty products.

Germs can harbor in your makeup, so to stay fit and healthy it's important to keep your brushes clean.

To avoid the dreaded winter virus, ModaMob have released a video of tips which are advised to help you avoid flu germs.

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Helpful cleaning products for your make-up

So to begin, get cleaning your lipstick. To do this simply scrape off the top layer, then dip it into a small glass of alcohol. Place the uncovered tube in the freezer overnight and it’ll be ready to go in the morning.

Keep pencils sharpened, that's the easiest way to avoid bacteria.

Also make sure you’re cleaning all your makeup brushes as frequently as possible and keep the inside of your makeup bag clean.

Makeup artist Janis Marino recommends switching to plastic to stop an onslaught of germs. And when it comes to sharing, just don't.

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Something else to be aware of is the mixed use of brushes. Lip brushes should only be for your lips, and the same goes for eyes.

And a final pointer is to always wash your hands before applying your makeup.