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COSMETICS USAGE HABITS AND EFFECT ON HEALTH SEEKING BEHAVIOR AMONG JORDANIAN WOMEN

Abu Hajleh Maha N.a *, AL-Samydai Alib, AL-Samydai Mahmud Jasimc , Al-Somaiday Humam M.d, Othman Yousif Rudainae and Al-Dujaili Emad A. S.f

a Department of Cosmetic Science, Pharmacological and Diagnostic Research Centre, Faculty of Allied Medical Sciences, Al-Ahliyya Amman University, Zip code (19328), Amman, Jordan

b Pharmacological and Diagnostic Research Centre, Faculty of Pharmacy, Al-Ahliyya Amman University, Amman, Jordan. Post code: 19328

c Department of Marketing, Faculty of Business, AL-Zaytoonah University, Jordan

d Department of Prosthodontics, College of Dentistry, Mustansiriyah University, Baghdad-Iraq

e Founding commission member, Al-Zahrawi university college, Karbala, Iraq

f Centre for Cardiovascular Science, Queen’s Medical Research Institute, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

* For Correspondence: E-mail: mahaabuhajleh@hotmail.com

 

https://doi.org/10.53879/id.59.03.12752


ABSTRACT

Cosmetics are composed of a mixture of chemicals and natural compounds, and most adverse effects occur due to sharing the same products and using the makeup after the expiry date. This behavior tends to increase the side effects of cosmetics due to pathogenic infections. Lack of awareness and knowledge were found to be the main factors that could affect women’s perception which plays a critical role in using expired cosmetic preparations and had negative impact on health behavior. It has been shown that awareness, reference groups, experience, and information produced a statistically significant effect on the perception. In addition, knowledge didn’t have a statistically significant effect. Regarding utilizing the second-hand used cosmetics products, 84 % of women agreed that they have used those that belonged to another person. There is a need to educate women about the possible risks of expired or previously used cosmetics by formal channels, internet websites, and social media.

Year 2022 | Volume No. 59 | Issue No.3 | Page No. 62-66
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