Unused makeup attracts bacteria. Here’s what to toss or clean.

Gregory P. Daily

WASHINGTON – When one of Noëlle Sherber’s patients came to see her several months ago, dermatologist noticed that the woman had an eye infection. It was a small sty and easily treatable, but Sherber still wanted to know what caused it.

Sherber learned that the patient, who had been at home since mid-March, had recently put on a full face of makeup using products that largely had sat untouched for months after she, like many others, scaled back her usual beauty routine during the coronavirus pandemic.

“I asked, ‘How old is your mascara? Your eyeliner?’ ” said Sherber, a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and co-founder of Sherber and Rad. The woman, Sherber noted, had not purchased new cosmetics in a while and seemed to think that because she was not using her eye makeup often that it “extended the life span of the product.”

Even though many

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Here’s How Much Kate Middleton Spent on New Royal Fashion in 2020

Kate Middleton, like the rest of us, went into lockdown in March as the coronavirus pandemic spread — but her royal duties didn’t stop, and so neither did her royal wardrobe. As per their annual tradition, Daily Mail has released the Duchess of Cambridge’s total spend on new clothing this year, including outfit-by-outfit breakdowns of each new item and its listed price. And in 2020, despite the fact that she technically only needed to be dressing from the waist up for a good portion of the year — the joys of Zoom fashion — that number still came out to over $100,000. Though honestly, who among us hasn’t been stress-shopping through the pandemic?

Daily Mail calculates Kate’s wardrobe total at £94,000, or around $128,000. They also note that this is less than last year’s spend of £103,075 (around $140,000). Her most expensive outfit, they note, came before the

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Shopping for a sustainable wedding outfit is easier than you think, here’s how

The clothing and textile industry is responsible for 8-10 per cent of the world's greenhouse gas emissions: The Independent
The clothing and textile industry is responsible for 8-10 per cent of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions: The Independent

In recent years, sustainability has become a big focus for almost every industry, particularly in fashion, as many of us are trying to make more conscious decisions as shoppers.

While it’s a global issue, one way individuals can make a positive change is through what we wear ourselves, and what we demand from brands. As we become more active in our shopping habits, we’re calling for transparent supply chains and look to brands that show a commitment to protecting the planet for future generations.

The fashion industry has a huge part to play in the climate emergency. According to the UN Fashion Alliance, the clothing and textile industry is responsible for 8-10 per cent of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions, 20 per cent of wastewater pollution originates from the industry

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