This time every year, we read the same story about how vital it is to spring-clean our makeup bags. If we don’t heed the warnings, we (allegedly) risk nasty breakouts and eye infections or, worse, skin parasites and loss of vision. It all seems a bit dramatic, no?
When was the last time you got an infection from expired makeup? We’re not talking about mascara, blush, and shadow testers from the department-store counter, but those cosmetics from your own stash. Pink eye? Staph infection? Cold sore?
Don't get us wrong: We know that using expired products is probably not the safest, healthiest habit. The thing is, we don’t know many people (minus Bob Costas) who have dealt with makeup-related health issues. So, what are the odds of it happening? It got us wondering: Just how bad are expired beauty products really?