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Negative Effects of Skin Care Products

It's not new that a greater percentage of women worldwide use one skin care products or the other. These women know nothing about the side effects it may cause as they are only concerned about the short time good looks and self confidence it can give.

Reports has it that an average woman uses 12 personal care products a day containing 168 different chemicals. Makeup contains a lot of chemicals and components which may or may not suit your particular skin type. 

Wearing makeup is not totally bad, but everyday makeup can cause various side effects, impacting the health and natural glow of your skin. 

Side Effects Of Makeup

Untimely Aging: One of the commonest effects of everyday make-ups is looking old and having wrinkle-filled face at young age. Ageing signs like wrinkles, fine lines and age spots on the skin are caused by leaving makeup on for a longer period time along with sun damage. Also, when you don’t remove your makeup before you sleep, it can get into your pores, break the elastin and cause wrinkles.


Allergic Reactions: Some of the substances present in the makeup products, irritates the skin when they come in contact with the body. Chemicals like paraben and SLES can cause allergic reactions. If you are allergic to certain ingredients, such products can make it worse. They can cause rashes, make your skin itchy and uncomfortable.

Dr Rachna adds that, Triclosan, found in most antibacterial soaps and deodorant, causes skin irritation and infection." If children are exposed to this at an early age, they have an increased chance of developing allergies, asthma and eczema."

Infections: Most of the infections are due to the use of expired makeup that has been kept long past their allowed time and sharing of makeup materials. 

Some of the infections includes; pink eye, Stye, Staph Infection etc. The area around your eyes and your eyelid is thin and delicate. This is also where you use makeup like foundation, concealer, eyeshadow, eyeliner and mascara. Any kind of irritant in your eye makeup can cause severe harm to your eyes. It can even lead to an eye infection .

Clogged Pores: Clogged pores are a common skin condition caused by a buildup of dead skin cells, oil or dirt as a result of make-ups. Clogged pores can lead to acne, but they're fairly easy to treat. Regular cleansing with non-comedogenic skin care products usually resolves clogged pores.

Colour Alteration: Wearing makeup everyday has side effects but sleeping with makeup through the night can damage your skin to a great extent. Created due to the pollution and sun, free radicals can affect the collagen weakening your skin and lead to changes in your skin colour. 

For example, when long lasting lipsticks are worn for more than 10 hours, it darkens the colour of your lips as it contains ingredients that block oxygen supply to your lips.

Cancer: Parabens being one of the beauty ingredients to avoid, have been acknowledged by the FDA that several studies claim parabens can cause breast and skin cancer and decreased sperm count.

parabens are found in beauty products such as moisturizers, shampoos, spray-tan products, shaving creams and makeup. Its chemical structure is similar to estrogen and it can be carcinogenic even in tiny amounts.

Men who use products containing parabens can have lower sperm counts and less testosterone. It could also cause endocrine disruption. 

It is important for everyone before using make-ups to do the following;

  • Buy The Right Product
  • Moisturize before applying
  • Apply Sunscreen
  • Clean The Brushes
  • Never Share Your Makeup
  • Remove Makeup Before Bed

These simple tips, will help reduce the negative effects of the chemicals found in the cosmetic materials we use from day to day. 






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