Skin Products and Makeup Health and Safety

Makeup can be a fun way for people to express themselves, or to boost confidence; however, it comes with risks.

Skincare measures such as using acids or retinoids on the skin’s surface can minimise the appearance of ageing and make skin feel softer and less textured. But, if applied wrong, or mixed with the wrong products, it can cause burns and rashes and even long-term irritation to the skin. Therefore, it is important that if you are using skincare products or makeup you follow appropriate health and safety measures – such as the ones listed below:  

  • Before using a new product, perform a skin patch test and leave it for 24 hours before using the product all over your face. 
  • Read and understand the ingredients that are used in your products to identify any possible allergens or irritants. 
  • Always follow and check the expiration dates of all products and do not use products that have expired. 
  • Maintain good hygiene when using products on your skin. Wash hands regularly to avoid infection. 
  • Sanitise tools and makeup brushes regularly to prevent bacteria buildup. 
  • If you experience irritation or an allergic reaction, stop using the product and if necessary, seek medical attention. 
  • Avoid sharing makeup or skincare products, especially those with a pipette or dropper that goes directly onto the skin to avoid cross contamination of bacteria.  
  • Store products in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight. 
  • Thoroughly cleanse and remove makeup off of your face before sleeping to avoid breakouts of infected pores and irritation.  
  • Research if certain products are safe to use together before using more than one product at once. 

It is always important to follow these general safety tips to avoid ruining the product and causing irritation to your face and body. 

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