Save your mascara wands, save animals

We’re supposed to throw out makeup once they’ve been on our dressers a little too long, whether we’ve used them up already or not. It seems like such a waste, but apparently, if we keep makeup for too long, it’ll be crawling with bacteria sooner or later. So into the bin they should go.

If you’re feeling a bit guilty about cluttering up the landfills with your used makeup, the Appalachian Wildlife Refuge has a good idea how you can put your makeup, specifically your mascara, to better use. To support the effort they’ve dubbed Wands for Wildlife, they’re encouraging people to save and wash their old mascara wands and send it to them. They use the mascara wands to brush away fly eggs and larva from the fur of the animals they rescue, grooming them back to health.

Check out the video below to see how they use your old mascara wands, and find out how you can help out on the Appalachian Wildlife Refuge’s Wands for Wildlife page!

Photo from Devu Cosmetics

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