Use of cosmetic products
Cosmetics are substances or mixes intended to be placed on external surfaces of the human body (epidermis, hair system, nails, lips, private parts) or teeth and mucous membranes of cavity in order to clean them, perfume them, change their appearance, protect them, keep them in good condition or change body odors.
They are used to care about your personal hygiene, to improve your appearance, to protect your skin and keep it in good condition.
When you daily put them on, often without knowing it, you make mistakes that can cause uncomfortability such as by a simple irritation on your skin.
Not being medicines, cosmetics products can not have healing effects.
How to use them well
Read carefully its case or tag, which must include:
- Composition: its list of ingredients.
- Shelf life: its due- date. Its efficacy remains intact and safe until that date. If it can be kept for over 30 months, it is mandatory on its bottle/carton to read the Law insertion symbol of an open jar, “PAO” (i.e. Period After Opening) which is how many months your product continues to be well-preserved and can be applied safely; such symbol is not needed in disposable products as eaerosols.
- Warning: any warnings and specific caution in its appliance.
- Cosmetics, as every saleable item, may in rare cases, start uncomfortable reactions. You should keep both the product and its bottle in order to show them to your doctor or chemist when it is necessary to identify the substance causing unwanted effects. Stop using the product if you get inflammation, burning, itching or any other bad symptoms.