Ah…the wonders of makeup. Even as an adult, that rush you feel when you find the perfect tube of lipstick is hard to describe. But makeup, like so many things, must be used safely.
If you use makeup, the following are some safety tips to help you avoid injury and infection:
For information on how to report an adverse reaction to a cosmetic, visit the Food and Drug Administration.
American Academy of Dermatology
US Food and Drug Administration
Canadian Dermatology Association
Cosmetics and your health. The National Women's Health Information Center website. Available at: http://womenshealth.gov/publications/our-publications/fact-sheet/cosmetics-your-health.cfm. Updated November 1, 2004. Accessed July 13, 2012.
Eye cosmetic safety. US Food and Drug Administration website. Available at: http://www.fda.gov/Cosmetics/ProductandIngredientSafety/ProductInformation/ucm137241.htm. Accessed July 13, 2012. Updated December 18, 2006.
How to report problems with products regulated by FDA. US Food and Drug Administration website. Available at: http://www.fda.gov/opacom/backgrounders/problem.html. Updated April 17, 2009. Accessed July 13, 2012.
Safe use of cosmetics. University of Illinois Eye Center. Available at http://www.uic.edu/com/eye/LearningAboutVision/EyeFacts/Cosmetics.shtml. Accessed July 13, 2012.
Last reviewed July 2012 by Brian P. Randall, MD
Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.
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