Used to change or enhance the way we look, makeup has an important role in our everyday life.
No matter if we use it to feel more confident or to hide our imperfections, we must be aware of the side effects of wearing makeup daily.
Many makeup products contain harsh chemicals that can impact the health of our skin, if we do not follow some healthy habits.
Side effects of wearing makeup regularly
Allergic Contact Dermatitis – A study reveals that between 8% to 15% of cases are caused by cosmetics.
Some product ingredients can cause problems from simple rashes to full blown allergic reactions or irritated skin.
Allergic contact dermatitis involves your immune system and can include redness, swelling, itching, and hives. The allergic reaction can appear on the face or even on any part of your body.
- Irritant Contact Dermatitis
The other kind of allergy happens when something actually damages your skin in the area where you used the product. The symptoms include itching, stinging or burning.
- Clogged pores
- Dry or oily skin
- Color changes
- Eye infections
- Premature aging
How to prevent the side-effects of makeup?
The daily use of makeup and cosmetics can lead to several side-effects and adverse reactions. Here are some steps you can take to avoid the side-effects associated with cosmetics use.
- It is important to know your skin type before buying any type of makeup product. If you are unsure about the ingredients you can always do a patch test using a tester product.
- In order to avoid early aging of your skin, you must always apply sunscreen before you apply any makeup product.
- Always apply makeup to a clean, grease-free face and never fall asleep whilst still wearing makeup. This action can clog pores and cause spots.
- It really is important to cleanse your skin after wearing makeup, to remove all impurities.
- In order to not spread bacteria, never share your personal makeup with others and always clean up the brushes and sponge, at least once a week.
- Do not use products that have crossed their expiry date.