We makeup junkies love collecting new makeup – we spend tens and hundreds of ringgit on our favourite products in the hopes that we’ll be able to adapt it into our makeup routine for a long time. But what most of us fail to realize is that soon enough, our makeup will lose its quality and can even be harmful to your skin thanks to the build-up of bacteria.
This is especially important for skincare products because if the product contains antioxidants or any skin-replenishing ingredients, they will eventually deteriorate and decompose. Chemicals in these beauty products can separate and cause problems for the skin. Dermatologist Debra Jailman warns that ‘I have seen burns and irritation from old products. They can also harbor bacteria and cause a skin infection or even worse: they can have viruses and cause a herpes outbreak.’