Beauty Product Dangers

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There is nothing wrong in wanting to look good. But, we must also be health conscious. I know of people that won’t throw out their makeup products because of financial constraints or the products just haven’t been used enough. In our bid to look beautiful, we should also be health conscious.

This post will examine Beauty Products Dangers.

Does Makeup Expire?

Preservatives in the makeup may break down over time, allowing bacteria to grow. Experts offer the following “use by” guidelines:

  • Foundation – one year
  • Blush/powder/shadow – two years
  • Lipstick – one year
  • Mascara – 3-4 months
  • Throw out eye makeup immediately if you have an eye infection.


Hydroquinone is a skin lightener that is available by prescription or in a less potent strength over the counter. Dermatologists often recommend it for reducing age spots or dark patches known as melasma. Overuse of hydroquinone can cause skin discoloration. Animal studies have also linked the chemical to cancer, though the risk to humans is unclear. Scientists are currently studying hydroquinone’s safety

Nail Salon Hazards

Manicure products contain a wide range of chemicals, including formaldehyde, phthalates, acetone, or toluene. Their fumes may irritate the skin, eyes, nose, and respiratory tract. These reactions are more common in salon workers than in clients. Manicures and pedicures can also result in fungal or bacterial infections particularly if equipment has not been sterilized properly


Be beauty and health conscious.

Always check for expiry dates even if the products are gotten at a steal.

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Teni Beauty

Resident Chief Editor, Signature Reporter. Teniolami is an accomplished makeup artist and beauty therapist with almost 10years experience in the beauty industry. She is a full-time Beauty Business Coach, Brand & Product Developer, Educator and a soon to-be published Beauty Author

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