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Why You Should Never Use Hotel Beauty Products

If you’re like us, one of your favorite parts of staying in a hotel is the complimentary travel-sized beauty products. But, did you ever stop to consider whether those beauty minis are wreaking havoc on your body?

From irritation to breakouts to hair dryers coated in bacteria, we share the cringe-worthy reasons why you should never, ever use hotel beauty products.

The hairdryers have more germs than a public restroom

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According to an investigation by ABC, one of the filthiest places in your hotel room bathroom is the complimentary hair dryer. While state codes mandate obvious items, such as drinking glasses and toilets, to be sanitized, there are few regulations that explain how and when it’s time to disinfect the hair dryers (among other items).

If you must use a hotel hair dryer, we suggest carrying a small pack of disinfecting wipes in your toiletry bag. That way you can wipe it down before using.