I didn’t clean my makeup brushes & ended up with ringworm – it was horrifying, my entire face started to blister | The Sun

A YOUNG WOMAN has warned people to clean their makeup brushes after contracting ring worm from them.

Louaira, from the UK, had no idea what was wrong with her skin but decided to share a video of it to TikTok after noticing 'burn marks' appear near her lips.

With the help of followers, who pointed out that her rash looked like ringworm, the beauty fan went to the doctor where she was diagnosed with the condition.

But Louaira was not happy when she realised that it could have come from her makeup brushes.

In one video, the young woman said: I Know sharing is caring but best believe I'm not letting anyone touch my makeup brushes, or sponges, or any form of makeup again."

In another TikTok video posted to her account, she warned: "your sign to clean EVERYTHING, especially makeup brushes, sponges and towels."


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The brunette beauty shared a picture of what her skin looked like before the fungal infection and how it slowly spread across her entire face.

She began to notice small patches of her skin turn red and revealed they looked like small burn marks.

But over the course of a couple of days, the marks began to duplicate on her face and get bigger.

Once it was confirmed she had ringworm, the marks had spread from her mouth all along her cheeks leaving her in tears.

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"Was literally crying in this (picture)," she wrote, adding that it left her uncomfortable.

But it only got worse, as Louaira then began to get blisters all over her face.

The video soon went viral with over 1.2million views and over 120k likes.

People quickly took to the comments section of the video to share their thoughts.

One person wrote: "Yup…. THAT’LL DO IT! Cleaning my brushes rn."

Another commented: "i will be cleaning my sponge and brushes that i haven’t cleaned in over a year, tomorrow…"

"New fear unlocked," penned a third.

Meanwhile, a fourth said: "Thanks bestie omw to clean my brushes and sponge rn."

"This is why I don’t use any brushes or sponges," claimed a fifth.

What is ringworm?

Ringworm is a common fungal infection. It's not caused by worms.

The main symptom of ringworm is a rash. It may look red, silver or darker than surrounding skin, depending on your skin tone.

The rash may be scaly, dry, swollen or itchy and appear anywhere on the body.

It can be passed on through close contact with:

  • an infected person or animal
  • infected objects – such as bedsheets, combs or towels
  • infected soil – although this is less common

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