This video from Buzzfeed reveals the hidden dangers that can lurk in a makeup collection. Makeup is perfectly safe to use when it is handled properly, but it is not always easy to know when you are using it properly or when it is hiding a threat to your health and wellbeing. Makeup can expire just like food if it gets too old, but unlike food it can be hard to tell when it has gone bad simply by quickly looking at it or smelling it. Even makeup that has not expired can be a breeding ground for germs that can give you dangerous diseases. Some common products are more likely to develop problems than others, and some practices that people use to keep their makeup fresh can increase the risk. Even medicated cosmetics, like acne cream, can go bad over time. Fortunately, the video goes into some of the ways that you can tell if your makeup has gone bad and it explains which products are more likely to spoil than the others.
Be sure to watch the video carefully if you want to learn how to protect yourself by detecting problems and replacing spoiled cosmetics before they make you sick.