Healthier Makeup Tips

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    Whether its girls night or a romantic hook-up, no one wants to be bombarded with warnings, rules, and cautions. So, here are some makeup tips for you to absorb now so that when you do make that make you can look good but by way of smart practices.

    Sharing…

    Continue to love your friends and family but stop sharing makeup with them. Some of the best girls nights you have ever had may have been those where the gang got prepared in cramped quarters and we have all had those times when we left home and forgot to apply lipstick, bronzer or eyeshadow. But, these occasions don’t change that fact that passing around the lip gloss is a no-no. The same goes for cosmetics that don’t come into contact with your mouth. Germs and infections can easily be spread by way of cosmetics. Bonding is one thing that is quite another.

    Forcing the situation…

    It’s a rotten situation when you love a product that doesn’t love you back, but it happens to the best of us. Though the color may be like no other and though you may have paid a nice chunk of change, if you apply a product and get an adverse reaction such as itching, redness or teary eyes, you need to part ways with it like a woman because there is a good possibility that you are allergic to it.

    You may think, oh I can bear a few tears or tingling lips, but the most severe symptoms, such as scaly skin, rashes and blistering may not arise for hours or days. Furthermore, a product may only cause mild irritation the first time you wear it, but some allergic reactions become worse with continued use.

    Another issue that shouldn’t be forced is attachment to a product that appears to have reached the end of its lifespan. Many women treat cosmetics as if they are eternal products and need to be discarded only once the package is empty. Unfortunately, this is not the case. They too have expiration dates. Mascara, for example, has one of the shortest lifespans and should be tossed after 3 to 6 months, whereas eyeshadows and facial powders can often last for three years if stored properly.

    If a product becomes discolored, develops a peculiar odor or its texture or consistency changes, you need to part ways with it, no matter how long you have had it. Like food cosmetics break down and become rancid and should at that point be kept far away from the skin… unless you are aiming to increase your risk of exposure to bacteria, mold, fungus, or infection.

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