Is Your Make Up Making You Sick And Why?
Good quality make up is every women’s dream. There are so many offers on the market that you often get confused which one to choose.
But, be careful in that quest for make up, you might end with health consequences. How?
Low Quality Make Up
Beware of cheap and untested make up products. These products can become contaminated with harmful bacteria known that might cause infections in various body parts, such as the digestive and urinary tracts or can cause eye infections and skin irritations.
Usually poor packaging, manufacturing conditions, storage conditions or shipping, may trigger all those side effects. It’s a good idea to pay attention to safety alerts specific to makeup, just like you would do with picking food.
Make Up Trials In Malls
Well, it is by far most favorite part of shopping in Malls. But,you should beware of the tester products used on you. Just imagine how many women will try today the products and same applicators will be used over and over again on so many faces. This is a perfect chance to catch some eye or skin infections you didn’t want in first place.
Cheaper products might cause skin inflammation. Always look for products that say “non-comedogenic,” which means they’re specially formulated not to clog pores. These also might be possible reasons for having acne breakout eventually.
Handle Your Mascara Well
Maybe this might seems a bit silly, but managing well with your mascara might save you from trouble. You might get scratches on your eye cornea from mishandling the mascara if you don’t have a good applying technique.
Beware Of Shimmery Eye-shadow
If you are a big fan of shimmery eye-shadow, it might be a good idea to spend a little more research how to ensure your eye safety.
There are cases when some of the cheaper brands may have shimmer or glitter that can separate from the shadow itself. If that happens, it can get into the eye and might cause and irritation if you’re not being careful enough.
If that happens to you, try flushing out the eye immediately and consider to change the brand you use.
Investigate Before You Try Out Skin Products
If you are “blessed” to have sensitive skin, there are some products that you should consider avoiding. Cream-based products as BB and CC creams are, tend to be heavy and are more likely to irritate or clog pores than powder-based ones. This is not good if you have sensitive skin.
Don’t Share Make Up
Sharing makeup can be dangerous, especially sharing an eye makeup. You might get eye infections by transferring germs and you might end with conjunctivitis and possibly even infection of the cornea.
This is especially important when you try out new make up corners in Malls.
Read The Ingredients
When buying new make up, you should definitely read the ingredients listed. You should now that there are color additives that are strictly regulated and some that are not approved for usage around the eye area.
This is the FDA’s color additives page from which you can get more information on the subject.
Clean All Brushes
How many of you are cleaning brushes? Honestly? I think not many. That is the last thing popping on mind to do isn’t it?
It is advised that you should clean your makeup brushes as often as you clean your face,but how many of you do that?
It is recommended to clean your brushes at least once a week with a mild non-soap cleanser because dead skin cells and other germs might get caught in the bristles and can get into your skin.
Scrubbing Your Skin Off
Don’t scrub your skin so hard. You might end with blood vessels showing around your eyes, or getting dark circles. Instead, you can use mild cleaner which fits your skin type and try to do it gently.Wash and gently rinse off, so you won’t end red eyed.
Fan Of False Eye Lashes
If you are fan of false eye lashes, at least investigate a bit more before applying them. When you choose beauty saloons for the matter, try the ones that have a good reputation and where there is lot of experience in the subject.
But, if you’re applying them by yourself, you should be extra careful with the eyelash glue. You might end with accidentally glue in your eye. And that is a risk you don’t want to take.
Never Sleep With Your Make Up On
Are you one of those? Please say you are not. It is so bad for your eyes and your skin. Why? Because skin naturally regenerates itself at night. If you leave your makeup ON, it can clog the pores and builds up more residue in.
General rule: Wash your face off before going to bed, no matter the reason you might have not to do it!
Read Expiration Date
Read it. Don’t keep beauty products – like FOREVER! They also expire as food does, and it wouldn’t be good to use them, as you wouldn’t take any rotten food to eat. It is just the same. If you don’t throw away expired beauty products and you still use them, you might eventually end up with heavy eye and skin irritation.
Wash Your Hands
Before you apply any cosmetic on your face – WASH your hands. You don’t want those nasty germs to enter your skin and cause severe irritations.
Do You Clean Your Make Up Bag
No? Shame on you ! You know you should do that on a regular basis if you don’t want your new make up products to get infested by the germs within. Clean the inside of the beauty bag with hot soapy water and let it dry completely.
It is the only way to protect yourself.