Health Tip: Cosmetics May Have Side Effects07/20/11
(HealthDay News) -- Cosmetic products often contain fragrances
and preservatives, which could cause 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
- Throw out cosmetics if the color changes or they develop an
- 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
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