Disabled by a Dirty Makeup Brush! Seriously!

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A 27-year-old mum in Australia thinks that the staph infection she’s been fighting for THREE MONTHS now with super-strong antibiotics was caused by, yes, a dirty makeup brush, according to this story in The Independent.

Follow Jo's health progress on Instagram and other social media at  #jolovessethsentry. She wrote: As surreal as this still looks to me, it makes me realise how lucky I am to still be alive to watch this already amazing Babe grow old.

Follow Jo’s health progress on Instagram and other social media at #jolovessethsentry. She wrote: “As surreal as this still looks to me, it makes me realise how lucky I am to still be alive to watch this already amazing Babe grow old.”

The woman is now *in a wheelchair* after the infection attacked her spine and left her in pain, her local newspaper, the Warwick Daily News wrote. She was initially told she may never walk again. The dirty brush has been isolated as the most likely culprit for the situation.

Seriously.

Wash. Your. Brushes.

There are lots of ways to clean a dirty makeup brush, some more easy than others, but the important thing is just to do it.

The best way to tell a dirty brush: smell it. If it smells funky, that’s probably bacteria. Which causes acne. And can apparently attack your other body parts.

You can follow Jo’s health progress on social media (FB, Twitter, Instagram, etc.) with  #jolovessethsentry.

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2 comments on Disabled by a Dirty Makeup Brush! Seriously!

  1. Elena P
    May 3, 2015 at 12:09 am (3 years ago)

    This went viral on my Facebook full of former Sephora colleagues. What interests me is how did they determine it happened because of a makeup brush?

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    • SarahAWebster
      May 3, 2015 at 5:34 pm (3 years ago)

      They probably tested the brush for that particular bacteria and probably isolated the part of the body where the infection entered, say, the skin on her face … I read all the stories about it and they are pretty definitive on the subject. Dirty brushes are perfect breeding ground for bacteria, with a porous surface, dirt and dead skin cells and oils to live on in a damp environment … They are very gross if you don’t clean them regularly.

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