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Are you wearing a lipstick that has beyond its expiration date? It's making you feel ill.
27 Jan' 21

Are you wearing a lipstick that has beyond its expiration date? It's making you feel ill.

 

 

Let's be honest about it! We rarely check the expiration date on lipsticks before continuing to use them.  

If you do the same, you should stop because using expired lipsticks might make you unwell. That's right, you read that correctly. Lipsticks, like all other beauty items, have a shelf life.  We all missed wearing lipstick during the pandemic and are thrilled to be able to do so again now that we've returned to a more normal routine. 

  

How to Recognize an Old Lipstick  

 

However, if you intend to wear the lipstick you bought years ago, here's why you should stop.  

Lipstick from a reputable brand can last anywhere from 12 to 18 months.

Simple methods for determining whether or not your lipstick is suitable for use.  

  • Checking the expiration date is the simplest thing you can do.  
  • Take note of the odor. If it's too old, it could have an odd odor.  
  • Examine whether it exudes moisture and glides easily on the lips.  

Read more Salon Facials vs Chemical Peels – Are you doing it right?


This is what can happen if you don't see these and wear old lipstick: 

  • Itching in the mouth and around the mouth  
  • Itching in and around the mouth can be caused by irritants and germs found in expired lipsticks.
  • Lipstick contains lanolin, a complex substance that can easily trigger allergic reactions such as dryness, itching, and pain. 

Renal failure, anemia, and brain damage are all symptoms of kidney failure.  

Lanolin, which is present in expired lipstick, has a high adsorption capacity. It can collect dust, bacteria, viruses, and heavy metals from the air, which the lips can ingest. When you eat or drink while wearing lipstick, these chemicals enter your body and can make you sick.  Lead and cadmium are also abundant in lipsticks. Lead poisoning, renal failure, anemia, brain damage, and brain neuropathy can all result from using outdated lipsticks.   

Breast cancer

Preservatives and toxic compounds in lipsticks, such as BHA, are carcinogens. Expired lipstick might cause a breast tumor if it is applied.

 

 If you experience any problems after using an expired lipstick, see your dermatologist. Click here to consult top deramtologists.

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