Thursday, July 21, 2011

Tips for Safer Use of Cosmetics

cosmetic products
Cosmetic products often include fragrances and preservatives, which might lead to skin problems and other side effects among some users.

The Womenshealth.gov 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.
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