Makeup is not a mask; it’s a form of art and expression. It’s an extension of your personality.
Interestingly, although makeup application is a form of art, as small things can make a huge difference, it is necessary to take note of the quality and quantity of makeup products.
As creatively delightful as makeup application is, there is the need to tread with caution, especially because of the chemical content of the products.
There are also various things to note when it comes to getting the best from makeup products.
When applying eye makeup, it is important to keep in mind that the skin around the eye is very sensitive. Using eye shadow that has stayed for too long on the shelf will cause irritation. Excess mascara and eyeliner may slow down the growth of eyelashes, and will also increase the risk of bacteria in the eyes which can lead to infection. The brow pencil must be of good quality. During application, care should be taken so that it doesn’t exceed the appropriate position of the brows. Also, the pencil should be blunt to limit the risk of injury.
According to studies, chemicals such as parabens, which include ethyl-paraben, butyl-paraben, and isopropyl-paraben are used as preservatives to prevent bacterial growth in cosmetics. Parabens can cause various allergic reactions like skin irritation, blotches and blemishes on the skin.
Another is salicylate which can cause an outbreak of painful rashes or hives, if you have sensitive skin. In some cases, the allergies do not appear in time but after long use of the product, which contains the chemical. As such, it is advisable you study the ingredients used in making the products and get a clear understanding of them.
Another skin product is the concealer. Concealers come in different shades, depending on the complexion, and, for best results, ensure you buy your shade. If you are not sure of your shade, seek professional opinion. There are basic tests makeup experts can do to determine your shade.
When you use certain skin products for a long period, according to studies, the chemicals present may cause permanent damage.
With time, you could begin to see wrinkles or patchiness.
While makeup may help you hide skin flaws, the long term effects may be counterproductive.