Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Is your Mascara a time bomb?

   Wow! Mascara and time bomb in the same sentence?  Unfortunately it is true.  The very mascara brush that you held in your hand this morning, the mascara that you applied so carefully to your beautiful eye lashes could be a time bomb waiting to spread germs and infection to those beautiful eyes of yours.
   Women are frugal creatures.  We don't normally throw something away until we have squeezed and scrapped the last drop out of the products we use.  Come on now, you know you do.  How many of you store your shampoo bottles upside down when they are almost empty to get those last few washes?  Do you work your tooth paste tube from the bottom up, then fold the opening over to get that last few uses out of it before throwing it away?
   Women are no different with their cosmetic usage.  There are hundreds of different mascara's on the market and they are used by millions of women each day.  But did you know that approx 75% of us will not replace our mascara until it is empty or dried out?   Many of us will have several different types of mascara on hand at any given time to achieve different looks for different occasions.  But that only contributes to the potential time bomb making each tube of mascara last longer.  I'm talking years here!
   Mascara like all other cosmetics have a specific "life after opening."  And for mascara it is about 4 months.  Now when is the last time you tossed your mascara away?  Can you even remember when you first opened your mascara?  I can't and it's not because I'm old! 
   Mascara applicators  have the ability to pick up germs from surfaces like your eyelashes, or your fingers and nails as you try to remove a clump from the wand before you touch your lashes.  And dark moist areas, like the tube your mascara is in, loves to grow and breed germs.  Oh, and toss into the mix, girlfriends, out together, touching up their makeup and sharing their mascara, and germs.
   OK, If I haven't grossed you out yet and you are still with me, take a few seconds and think.  When DID I open my mascara?  Companies like AVON carry a wide variety of mascara at affordable prices.  In today's economy it is far more frugal to by new mascara every 3-4 months than it is to get a painful eye infection that will require a visit to the doctors office as well as antibiotics.
   Remember, your eyes are how you see the world, and how the world sees you.  Take care of them because......... You Are Beautifully Made!

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