Some of you may already know some or most of these makeup safety tips, but a few came as a surprise to me, so I want to share what I have learned. I have seen some tips and tricks on Pinterest, that seem like great ideas, but after doing a little research on makeup safety, it turns out some of them aren’t very safe or healthy. So here are a few makeup safety tips I thought would be useful to keep each of us healthy and looking our best.
Eye Makeup Safety
-Never apply eyeliner on the inside of your lid because it can cause eye irritation.
-Buy new makeup if you ever get an eye infection so you don’t infect yourself again.
-To minimize exposure to bacteria, throw your eye makeup away after a few months and don’t use mascara that is dried out. I have seen this on Pinterest that by adding a few drops of saline solution you can use up the rest of your dried mascara, but it turns out it is not healthy.
-Never put eye makeup on while in a car or bus. You can too easily scratch your eye or get makeup or bacteria in it.
-Remove all eye makeup before going to bed to avoid irritation and potential damage to our eye.
General Makeup/Skin Safety
-Makeup expires. Foundations usually have an expiration date on them, look for labels such as 2m, 6m, 12m, indicating how many months the makeup should be used after opening. Regular lipstick tubes that you apply directly can usually last a year, whereas lipstick or gloss that is applied with a built is sponge or brush last 3 to 6 months.
-Never share makeup. Sharing lipsticks and gloss is common, but highly increases your chance of getting lip sores and chapping. Sharing any cosmetics can contaminate your supply.
-Don’t pick at your skin, especially pimples.
-Keep hairspray and other hair products away from your face to avoid clogging pores.
-Eat Healthy and get lots of sleep to keep your skin looking its best.
-Always wash your hands before applying makeup and wash your makeup applicators regularly.