What The Use of Expired Beauty Products Can Lead To

When anything gets expired that means something changes in its formula or contents making that very thing irrelevant for use. This does refer to makeup products too, since when they get expired serious risks like infections and other types of undesirable and unpleasant reactions arise. So here we are going to speak about what the use of expired makeup and beauty products can lead you to, for you to be cautious about all that when using your old brush and lipstick next time.

Using Expired Lipstick and Lip-Gloss

For instance, if we are talking about a lipstick, there is a range of problems like herpes and dermatitis you may have to face when using an expired lipstick. Generally, it is preferable to use the lipstick during a year, before it starts to dry out. As soon as it does, harmful bacteria start getting more and more in number and that’s pretty dangerous.

As for the lip-gloss, the duration for which you may use it depends on whether you clean the wand after the use or not. If yes, you may use it up to a year, before it shows signs of going bad. Otherwise some three or four months are the maximum.

What The Use of Expired Beauty Products Can Lead To

Using Expired Mascara

Coming to other products like mascara and enumerating the dangerous risks you expose your eyes to when using expired mascara, we can name blepharitis or conjunctivitis as major ones. Three months is the ideal period of using mascara and enjoying its effect.

Using Expired Blush

Talking about blushes, we can name the expiration dates according to the types, estimating the life of the cream as half a year and for the powder a year. As soon as you notice thins like oil marks, cracks, or smells, that’s a sign that you need to get some new blushes.

Using Expired Foundation

Products like foundation creams are also important, since they have the maximum contact with your face skin. Thus six months is the maximum for creams and a year is the top for powders. After that they spoil, changing their color and getting overwhelmed with bacteria. The packaging with air-tight tubes can prolong their lives a bit.

Using Expired Eyeshadows and Eye Pencils

Another product requiring utmost attention is eyeshadow. From four to six months period is ideal for eyeshadows. They may cause undesirable effects and allergic reactions when applied expired.

Eye pencils are one of the most viable products, since you can use them up to the bottom every time cleaning off the areas with bacteria. The sharpener, of course, needs to be clean. On the other hands, cream and liquid eyeliners need to be replaced after three months.

What The Use of Expired Beauty Products Can Lead To

Using Old Makeup Brushes

Coming to perfectioners like brushes, we should first of all note that being made of natural hair, they have to be cleaned like natural hair. This does mean you need to shampoo them regularly. In this way, you can use them forever without changing.

So don’t hesitate to follow these tips in order to avoid a range of undesirable and unpleasant consequences, which expired makeup products and tools may cause!

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