Chances are, your morning always starts with makeup. You most likely spend significant time before your mirror, carefully applying your favorite products to make yourself even more beautiful with the right enhancements and colors. Makeup is a wonderful aid for women, an easy way to change your look every day, and to add to your natural beauty. All of this is especially true during halloween. This is a time where our make up application get a LOT heavier and a time where damage can be done to our skin. Makeup can have a darker side when overused. Apply too much makeup on a regular basis, and you could be harming your skin.
You’re Harming Your Skin
On average, women apply up to 10 different makeup products on their skin every day – and those 10 or more items are full of different ingredients, all of which can have varying effects on your skin. In addition to those ingredients, dangerous germs and harmful toxins can be present. Makeup products contain a lot of chemicals and artificial ingredients, all of which can cause problems like irritation, redness, allergies, and even skin cancer when used in excess. When applied, the chemicals and ingredients are absorbed by the skin and can then enter the bloodstream. Over time, and with overuse, those makeup chemicals and toxins can cause damage in internal organs and the body as a whole.
Additionally, doctors cite the excessive application of makeup as one of the main culprits of acne and other skin blemishes. More than 30 percent of females who wear too much makeup suffer from clogged pores and acne because makeup becomes absorbed into pores.
You Might Develop Health Problems
In addition to the harmful effects excessive makeup can have on your organs and your skin, you can also develop dangerous health problems beyond these. Lipsticks and eye shadows can contain lead, which is both a cancer-causing carcinogen and a neurotoxin that can damage the nervous system, cause high blood pressure, and decrease fertility. Other makeup items can contain parabens, or chemical preservatives that can cause cancer cells to grow and expand.
Finally, dirty applicators and brushes can cause even greater and more immediate health concerns. If you haven’t cleaned your eye makeup brushes in quite awhile, you’re making yourself vulnerable to infections and bacteria in and around the eye area. Applying too much makeup on dirty brushes or even using expired products can leave behind unpleasant bacteria and endless problems.