Are your beauty products making you sick? When in doubt

Personal care products and cosmetics have the potential to harbor bacteria. Chemicals meant to protect you breakdown over time and are rendered ineffective, or worse, potentially irritating or infectious. Maybe you have some old favorites sitting in your makeup bag, but how old is too old? It’s time for some spring-cleaning. Toss out the old in favor of new, safer products. Moisturizers, Body Lotions, Foundation The way your cream is packagedcan make the difference between safeorrisky. Dispensers that limit air and light are safe — pump dispensers and squeeze tubes —but creams in jars can be risky. Every time you…

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