ISSUE Old make-up can put your health at risk
Women who use make-up products beyond its expiry date are putting their health at risk, a poll suggests.
Carried out by Debenhams, the poll discovered that 57.7 per cent of women’s make-up bags consist of expired cosmetics and they don’t throw it away as they think it to be a waste. But what they don’t know is that it causes health risks that can lead to problems like breakouts, eye infections and skin rashes. “It’s worrying to find that so many women are putting their health at risk by keeping make-up for too long,” says Lisa Brett, spokesperson for Debenhams. “An out-of-date product will not give you the results it once could, and it may leave you with problems,” she adds. The poll revealed that 73 per cent of women are not even aware of the expiry date of their make-up products. One-third were found to use eyeliner that is over an year old, which could lead to serious eye infections, 22 per cent were said to keep foundation well over a year — leading to a bad skin complexion and breakouts.