Use cosmetics safely

Cosmetics are often a part of our daily routine, but did you know that under certain conditions, germs can grow?
















Most cosmetics contain preservatives. These important ingredients help keep bacteria from growing in the product. To make sure your cosmetics stay clean, follow these simple rules:


  • Wash your hands before putting on makeup
  • Do not share makeup
  • Do not add water or saliva to dilute makeup
  • Keep cosmetics in a dry area, away from direct heat and sunlight
  • Do not use a cosmetic if it changes in smell, colour, or feel.



If you think you’ve had an adverse reaction to a cosmetic, stop using the product. See a doctor for advice if the skin looks irritated and the reaction lasts long.


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