Cosmetics – Precautionary Measures To Be Taken
Cosmetics need to be accompanied with caution when deciding to put on any type of cream or beauty product over the skin. Majority of women think that using of cosmetics on their face and body could lead to any possible undetected allergic reactions and aging.
To help alleviate consumers' concerns though, many products have the term “hypoallergenic” on the packages. They sale these skin care products to you as if just because it is “hypoallergenic”, then there is no need to worry about skin problems. The truth is that there is no standardized test or method that can back up a claim like this.
Also be cautious about the skin care products that state “Dermatologist Approved” or “Allergy Tested”. These marketing labels do not offer any guarantee that your skin will not have adverse reactions from the cosmetics. And of course, the word “natural” is another great way to pull in the consumer into a mindset of false safety.
Tips for safe cosmetic use:
- Mascara should be thrown away after 3 months.
- Eye cosmetics should be thrown away after 6 months.
- Always wash your hands and face before applying cosmetics.
- Any makeup that smells funny or has lost its constancy should be thrown away.
- Do not use makeup if you discover and eye infection. Also, throw away all makeup that you used prior the infection. They may be contaminated.
- When you visit the store do not use the samples of cosmetics that are open. One survey conducted found that almost 6% were infected with contaminants like fungus.