Only one in four women consider the expiration date of her cosmetic products, according to dailymail.co.uk. Other women put their health at risk by using cosmetics for several years, even if they start to smell funny or discolor.
Old cosmetics are a real danger to our health. Like the food, cosmetics expire and are dangerous if we are still using them. Over time, following contact with skin, lashes, lips, etc.., cosmetics accumulate bacteria, which multiply and come again on the lips or your skin.
Most women completely forget when they purchased a particular product and use it well beyond the period of validity, which results in the appearance of infections. Most sensitive are the eyes, followed by the lips, whose crazing or cracking of the skin surface contributes to “install” bacteria and occurrence of infections.
- Mascara: 3 – 6 months
- Blusher: 12 – 18 months
- Lipstick: 18 months
- Foundation: 6 months
- Eye shadow: 12 months
- Liquid Eyeliner: 3 – 6 months
- Shampoo: 24 months
- Shower Gel: 24 months
- Lip gloss: 18-24 months
- Powder eyeshadow: 2 years
- Cream eyeshadow: 12-18 months
- Nail color: 1 year
- Fragrance: 2-5 years
Chemicals inside expired cosmetics are starting to deteriorate, and the result can be extremely harmful. Because women use about 20 beauty products a day, combination of various substances contained by these, some of them damaged, can be harmful to health.
According to geniusbeauty.com. if you use makeup products every day, your body can absorb through the skin over two kilograms of chemicals per year, according geniusbeauty.com.