Re:Vision Warn About Expired Facial Products

Thursday 5 September 2019, 3:53PM
By Beckie Wright

The Re:Vision sight correction centre provides an unparalleled level of expertise and great eye care every day, and they are keen to warn people about the importance of using makeup products that haven’t expired, and the dangers associated with makeup that comes into contact with your eyes when applied, and which have harmful bacteria or can cause infections in the eyes if they are not replaced after they have expired.

When your expired makeup  starts to harbour bacteria, this can mean irritation and bumps that look like acne. And when it comes to your eyes, this bacteria buildup can actually cause infections and pink eye. All of the molecules in these products can break down into something else, and you can have a reaction to it, and if you experience irritation in response to the molecule breakdown, it could lead to inflammation. You can also contact dermatitis, a broad term for inflammation of the skin, which can in turn lead to redness, bumps, a rash, or even blisters and swelling of the skin.

So, as a general rule, you should replace your mascara every three months, eyeliner and eye shadow every six to 12 months, and lipstick every one and a half years. Meanwhile, the average expiration date for foundation, powder, and other facial makeup is 12 months.

After all, it's better to be safe especially when it comes to your eyes. While some products are more-or-less okay to continue using after they've expired, if you're worried at all about a negative side effect from using old makeup, just stick to this rule of thumb: When in doubt, toss it out, and to find out more about cataracts treatment, eye doctors and eye specialists Auckland please go to .