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The Disgusting Reason Why Your Skin Care Products Are Already Ruined (and What to Do About It)

By Jackiebernardi @JackieBernardi


I really do not want to gross you out, but…

I have to speak up and let you know that there is a really good chance that you are putting putrified skin care product on your face every single day.  I’m talking about germ and bacterium infected products that are designed to get rid of spots/wrinkles/or dryness, yet they don’t end up working because the active ingredients have been reduced by the plague of germs that have rendered the ingredients useless.

In fact, I’ll go so far to say that I can guarantee you are using contaminated products IF your product is over 3 weeks old, in a jar, and you’ve used your bare finger to get the product out of the jar and onto your face.


Generally, any product you put your fingers into will become fully contaminated within three weeks. Despite this fact, skin care product manufacturers LOVE to put their moisturizers in jars.  The reason is that the thicker nature of a moisturizer product makes packaging a challenge. 


Few manufactures have the equipment to fill tubes on site and airless packaging is still pretty expensive.  So the cheap and easy solution is to fill wide mouth jars with product.

Now, I am not suggesting that the manufacturers are ignoring your health—they usually provide a little plastic spatula to use to dispense the product from the jar without your fingers ever touching the product.

So what’s the problem?

The problem is that as consumers, we rarely sanitize the spatula at all, much less after every use. So in effect, bacteria-wise, it is the same thing as putting our fingers in the jar.

How do I know this? Because I’ve done it too! So please, I implore you, only purchase facial care products that are packaged with your safety and sanitation in mind.

The Disgusting Reason Why Your Skin Care Products are already Ruined (and what to do about it)
Simple sanitation tips

The following are some tips on how keep your skin care products a safe as you can:

  • Never put your fingers directly into your product regardless of the packaging.
  • Use a brand new cotton swab to pull out enough product for your skin.  Then throw it out–do not double dip.
  • Keep your skin care products out of direct sunlight, and high humidity areas such as the shower (humidity tends to make the bacteria multiply).
  • Throw away any skin care product that is over 6 months old.

Feel free to share this post with your friends–they might not know of the danger that lurks. 


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