Makeup is a tool that is seen by many as a form of self-expression. With the growth of cruelty-free makeup brands, people have started relying on makeup more. Nowadays women and men are equally using makeup and the market for cosmetics has seen a rapid progression. Makeup has chemical properties and not every cosmetic company uses organic ingredients. Mascara, lipstick, blush, foundation and eyeliner are beauty products that are a necessity for many women around the world. However, sometimes makeup can be harmful to your skin’s health. Unhealthy makeup habits can cause acne, aging, oiliness or dryness , etc . Below are 12 reasons why you should stop using make up .
Parabens may be present in makeup, moisturizers, hair products, and shaving creams. Parabens can enter the body through the skin and mimic estrogen. Although parabens will only act as a weak form of estrogen, it could still be enough to cause breast cancer cells to grow because human studies of the long-term effects of most cosmetics (except, perhaps, hair dyes) don’t exist, there is little evidence to suggest that using cosmetics, or being exposed to the ingredients in cosmetics during normal use of these products, increases cancer risk.
- Clogged Pores
Clogged pores are the result of dead skin cells getting trapped in your skin instead of being shed into the environment. Pores are tiny openings in the skin that release oil and sweat. When pores are clogged, it can result in blackheads, whiteheads, and acne.
- Hormonal imbalance
Turns out, the beauty products you use can negatively affect your hormones. A new study has discovered links between chemicals that are widely used in cosmetic and personal care products and changes in reproductive hormones.
- Gradual change in complexion and discoloration
Makeup is full of chemicals — fragrances, allergens and preservatives — that irritate your skin and directly cause dryness and uneven skin tone (things we use makeup to cover up, go figure). Taking a makeup break improves the tone of your skin and boosts the natural radiance of your complexion .
- premature aging
Mineral make up products may contain bismuth oxy chloride. This can cause dryness, irritation and peeling of skin. In addition, various kind of chemicals present in different makeup products can cause loss of tone and elasticity of skin, resulting in early wrinkling, again a sign of aging.
- Eye infection
As soon as you use a makeup brush on the eyelash or eyelid, the brush is contaminated, according to experts. Over time, the infected brush leads to a buildup of bacteria in the cosmetics container. This increases the chance for an eye infection or an allergic reaction with each use of the product.
- Skin allergies
Cosmetics may irritate the skin directly (by far the most common type of reaction) or induce an immune-mediated allergic response. Most rashes produced by makeup are irritations, not allergies. If a particular product causes irritation, then avoid it.
- Dry or oily skin
Certain makeup products can make your skin drier or more oily than it usually is. Additionally, when people with naturally dry skin try to put makeup on top of their skin, the makeup can make their skin even drier. You can tell if you have dry skin by symptoms such as flaky or scaly skin.
According to Randy Schueller, a cosmetic chemist and cofounder of The Beauty Brains, ingredients account for no more than 15 percent of the cost of makeup. What we’re actually paying for is marketing, packaging, and brand prestige. “Price does not really correlate to quality when it comes to cosmetic products,” Schueller confirms . Don’t act so surprised.
- waste of time
craziness to be more beautiful by applying makeup is totally a waste of time. Excess or addiction of anything is harmful. In today’s world our so called independent decisions are influenced by social media. People tend do what is applauded in society. Beauty specially for girls is really applauded in our social system. In my everyday life I see many girls who are very specific about their makeup. I can’t even notice the difference, they are specific about very little details like kajal’s thickness, it’s black color is how much black . Why do you want to invest your scarce resource like time for something so superficial ?
- Confident only wearing makeup
Wearing makeup is something many people around the world do to quickly and temporarily change their appearance, thus increasing confidence but right after the makeup is wiped of your face , you won’t be as confident as you were while you wore it . The majority of research on women and their self-esteem have historically been related to how they feel about their body shape and size.
- Makeup you wear is toxic
Although many of the chemicals and contaminants in cosmetics and personal care products likely pose little risk, exposure to some has been linked to serious health problems . Among the toxic chemicals that should be banned are: Formaldehyde, a known carcinogen. Paraformaldehyde, a type of formaldehyde.
If you are the kind of person who still wants to wear makeup after knowing the above reasons then I highly suggest you to use organic makeup as it is a lot better for your health than normal and natural makeup products . Organic strictly refers to product ingredients grown without pesticides, chemicals or artificial fertilizers. An organic product must have between 95–100% chemical-free ingredients, while a natural product usually is 50–70% chemical free. There is a difference between organic makeup and non-organic makeup. Authentic organic makeup should be free of harsh chemicals, synthetic preservatives, parabens, synthetic colors, and fragrances. So if you’re on the lookout for organic makeup, you might still have to read the ingredient list. Below are 10 random people who look beautiful just the way they are , without makeup .