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

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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Consumers Remain Wary About In-Store Shopping

Though stay-at-home orders have ended and certain retail stores have reopened, not all consumers are rushing to return to their pre-coronavirus shopping habits.

Consumer research company First Insight has been tracking shoppers’ sentiments amid the COVID-19 pandemic since late February. The most recent survey, conducted on July 10, 2020, found that many shoppers are uncomfortable with in-store interactions, and that safety concerns are rising over time in some cases.

Fashion, beauty take a hit

While consumers have been looking forward to returning to their pre-coronavirus routines, many may be finding that it’s taking longer than expected. For example, many shoppers are still afraid to try on clothes. In fact, 68% of women surveyed in July said they felt unsafe trying on clothes in dressing rooms, up slightly from 65% of women previously surveyed in April.

An even higher percentage of women (80%) noted discomfort with trying out beauty

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Fashion Market Size 2020 Global Industry Share, Growth, Trend, Demand, Top Players, Opportunities and Forecast to 2027

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Jan 27, 2021 (Market Insight Reports) —
Selbyville, Delaware, According to the research report titled ‘Global Fashion Market Size study, by Products (Footwear, Headwear, Clothing, Jewelry and Accessories, Bags, Others) by Application and Regional Forecasts 2020-2027’, available with Market Study Report LLC, global fashion market was remunerated at USD 300 billion in 2019 and is expected to grow with a CAGR of 4.2% during 2020-2027.

Global fashion market is primarily driven by factors such as robust sales channel such as e-commerce and retail stores, along with rapid urbanization in developing and developed economies leading to upsurge in demand for fashion goods, specifically apparels. According to Statista, in 2019, the US apparel market amassed USD 368 billion, comprising of e-commerce sales of USD 100 billion and retail sales of USD 268 billion, which is an overall surge from

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The Best Winter Runway Trends to Shop Right Now

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Whoever thought that a year of social distancing and staying inside would kill the fashion industry was wrong. Especially with all the styles and trends that are here for winter 2021. Bohemian styles, bold colors, and lots of leather show that not only is fashion alive and well, but it’s making a major statement. The runways were a heavy dose of style (can anyone pull off a floor-length, fringed leather coat?) but these ready-to-wear collections offer the perfect touch of drama for the season. Check out our favorite trends to shop this winter from some of our favorite brands like Marni, Versace, and Balenciaga.

Black is the New Black

This season, pastel colors are reserved for your loungewear and yoga pants. Everything that came down the runways was deep, dark, and dramatic, and no color makes that statement quite like black. Whether it was the focal

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