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5 Tips in Extending the Shelf Life of Your Cosmetic Products

Friday, July 21st, 2017 | Permalink

Cosmetic products have determined shelf life before they expire. As much as we love our trusty concealers and liquid eyeliners, there will come a point for us to throw them away. Common make-up can last for as short as 3 months to 2 years but with some of these tips you may lessen the contamination in your trusty cosmetic products as well as extend its usage.

1. Observe proper hygiene

From touching doorknobs to typing on our work keyboard, we touch so many objects on a daily basis. Slathering our hands with hand sanitizers may keep us clean but there are some instances when we do not have ample time to do it or even forget to do so. With that said, scooping ample amount of your make-up with a disposable applicator is ideal than having your fingers directly touch the product. Doing so may not only prevent possible contamination but also extend the shelf life of the item.

2. Don’t share your make-up

No matter how much a friend pushes you to let her try your newest make-up, learn to say no. It is not advisable to share one’s own cosmetic products with others. Not only do you put your friend in subject of contamination from your own products but you also put yourself in risk of getting contaminated yourself.

3. Keep containers sealed

Cosmetic containers must always be tightly closed when they are not in use. Doing so would prevent any chance at contamination from airborne bacteria, as well as prevent any possible mixture with foreign elements like dirt, dust, and the like.

4. Learn when to throw products away

If the color of the product changes and starts to have a distinct foul odor that should not be, discard it immediately. Chances are it is already bacteria infested and is dangerous to apply on one’s skin.

Most make-up contain preservatives which can break down over a period of time and without it, products may lose their original consistency or texture. Saving your products by mixing them with water or with your own saliva could only introduce bacteria that may grow out of hand.

5. Clean your brushes often

If you frequently use your brushes, chances are oil and bacteria may be accumulated in the bristles over time. In order to get rid of this and prevent any possible infection, it is advised to wash brushes at least once a month if they are natural-bristled. If you use synthetic brushes, you may need to give them a wash three to four times a month. Brush cleaner solutions are available in some stores but you can use mild soap for your convenience. Baby shampoo is also another alternative in getting your brushes clean.

Being vigilant in taking care of your cosmetic products may just increase the life span of that perfect lipstick you got last Christmas, and at the same time keep yourself protected from any potential harm or contamination.

8 Small Changes to Improve Your Hair and Nails

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017 | Permalink

There’s no denying that hair and nail salons does excellent job in beautifying our hair and nails. But it’s also worth knowing that it only takes a few simple changes in your everyday routine to get your hair and nails shiny and strong. Save the spa days for extra special pampering occasions, and incorporate these small daily changes instead to achieve the same effects on your hair and nails permanently.

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1.       Drink More Milk

Listen to your own advice the next time you ask your kids to drink their glass of milk before going to bed. The calcium and vitamin D in a glass of fresh milk helps build healthy nails and hair.

2.       Pack In Your Protein

Your morning protein smoothie does more than just help repair stressed out muscles. It also helps a lot in thickening your tresses.

3.       Go Easy With Coffee

Caffeine may be great to perk you up at the middle of the afternoon, but it does the opposite for your hair and nails. Too much coffee can dehydrate your body, and you need enough hydration to look young and glowing.

4.       Take a Break From Polish

Your glitter polish and nail art skill sure makes your hands look pretty, but it also keeps your nails from absorbing moisture, which leads to brittle nails.

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5.       Work Out More Often

Here’s another reason to get yourself moving to the gym: increased blood flow gives your skin that healthy, flushed glow and stimulates the scalp, keeping your hair follicles healthy.

6.       Cover Up

It’s known fact that UV can wreak havoc on the skin, but that’s not all. The same harmful rays can also damage your locks, making it easy to break. The next time you step out into the sun, grab a scarf or hat to protect your tresses from the heat of the sun.

7.       Take Multivitamin Supplements

What you eat has a lot to do with your hair and nails. Fill in nutritional gaps by taking multivitamin supplements to keep everything healthy and strong.

8.       Have a Bit of Fat

There’s nothing wrong with being conscious of what you eat, but making drastic cuts will take a toll on your hair and nails, as well as on your skin. Lack of essential fatty acids can cause dryness to your hair and nails, making them easily breakable.

So, before you buy a new tub of hair mask or go visit a nail spa, take a peek at your daily routine first. You can save a few pennies and expect more long-lasting—or even permanent—results by tweaking some of your day-to-day activities.

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