There are not so pretty things lurking at the bottom of your cosmetics bag.
According to Mayo Clinic Dermatology Associate Physician (Mary Doh), old and expired cosmetics contain dangerous amounts of bacteria. This not only affects the individual who uses cosmetics directly, but also affects anyone who comes in contact with him.
“Your cosmetics can get bacteria after just one use. Bacteria accumulate over time, and can cause damage to the skin, eyes, lips, and health in general,” Dr. Doh added. “When cosmetics become old over time, and begin to degrade, this may cause irritation, inflammation, rashes, and Blisters, eye infections and conjunctivitis.”
And according to the Food and Drug Organization, in rare cases, women may become temporarily or permanently blind as a result of using eye cosmetics.
Accordingly, Duh suggests the following points for the healthy use of cosmetics:
Look at your cosmetics for any chemical change, which includes: a rancid odor, a change in color, changes in texture, lumps or flaking. Protect your skin from the sun. Most foundation creams contain a certain percentage of the sun protection factor. Thus, expired cosmetics have less effective sun protection, which may cause painful and serious skin burns. Do not share cosmetics with anyone. Contamination occurs when two or more people use the same cosmetic applicators. The main risk from sharing cosmetics is that you may transmit infection or transmit a virus. Wash your hands and cosmetics before applying eye cosmetics. The presence of bacteria on your hands and brushes may increase the chance of an eye infection or allergy. Do not store cosmetics at temperatures above 30 degrees Celsius. For example, keeping cosmetics in vehicles for long periods of time may expose them to the risk of deterioration of the preservatives in the cosmetics. When applying or removing eye cosmetics, be careful not to scratch the eyeball or some other sensitive area of the eye. Scratches may cause infection and visual disturbances. Write down the date of purchase of cosmetics when purchasing it. Write the month and year on the package with a permanent marker. Six months is a good rule of thumb for getting rid of makeup if you’re not sure when to get rid of old makeup.