Health Tip: Cosmetics May Have Side Effects

By on July 20, 2011

Cosmetic products often contain fragrances and preservatives, which could cause skin problems and other side effects among some users.

The website offers these suggestions for safer use of cosmetics:

  • Never apply cosmetics when driving.
  • Never share cosmetics with another person.
  • Store cosmetics out of direct sunlight, away from heat and with caps tightly closed.
  • Skip makeup when you have an eye infection, and throw away old cosmetics if you’ve developed an infection.
  • Don’t add liquid to any cosmetic, unless so-directed on the label.
  • Throw out cosmetics if the color changes or they develop an odor.
  • Don’t use aerosol sprays around fire, and take care not to breathe deeply around aerosol sprays or powders.
  • Avoid additives that aren’t approved for use in a particular cosmetic.

Source: HealthDay

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