There are many hidden dangers lurking at the beauty counter that you would probably never have thought of we have a list of 5 to definitely look out for.
Not only the hygiene factor – but take a good look at the lighting – have you found when you get products home the color is not as good as you thought – see if you can take it to look at the shade in natural light. Take your time, don’t be rushed to make a decision – if you have tried a color, for example foundation – don’t be afraid to say you are going to walk around for a bit and then see how it changes – and go to the rest room and check to see if you still love the color and the effect.
The 5 Scariest Mistakes You’re Making at the Beauty Counter
We’ve all done it countless times before: Run inside a cosmetics store post-work to throw on a bold lip, a smoky eye, or some shimmer for the night ahead. But did we give the tester a quick whiff or read the label first? We asked board-certified dermatologist Ellen Burov, MD FAAD to reveal the dirty truth behind beauty counters and to teach us how to sample products safely.
Mistake 1: Not checking the expiration date
“I would always check the date of the testers used as they are oftentimes close to expiration,” says Dr. Burov. An overgrowth of bacteria in old products can lead to infections and can also give off a bad smell, which she says is a clear indication that a product is past due. So go ahead and discretely sniff, then sample.
Mistake 2: Not washing your hands
Infections can also be caused by external contamination, as in a dirty hand or brush, as some pathogens (think: staph, flat warts) can survive outside of the body and be transmitted through skin-care products and makeup. Remember to disinfect before visiting a beauty counter not only for your own sake, but also for those who sample right after you
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