What We Have Found…

Makeup can be lifelong passion and hobby and it can also be tragic. For those of you who continuously read this blog, we understand the motivation behind your interest in makeup. We love what we do but we also know there’s a downside. We did a study with our counterparts at www.rooferswellington.com known as Cure Joy, into the harmful side effects of makeup. Read below.


1. Headaches

Chemicals like Diazolidinyl urea and DMDM Hydantoin, both of which tend to release formaldehyde, are a common ingredient in many cosmetic products and are used as an antimicrobial preservative. These chemicals have been known to cause headaches, irritation of the mucous membranes, and cause damage to the eyes. If you have been suffering from headaches and can’t figure out why to try going easy on the makeup for a few days to see if a headache goes away.


2. Hair Problems

With changing trends in fashion, there is also a wave of hair trends that comes along. Hair products like hair gels, hair serums, shampoos, conditioners, and hairsprays contain several harmful chemicals which set your hair the way you want but end up damaging your hair in the long run. Extensive use of chemical based hair products could lead to dandruff, scalp redness, thinning of hair, and even loss of hair. Long-term use of hair color could also lead to hair discoloration.


3. Acne

This is a common side effect of makeup that most women would have experienced. Your skin is as much a part of your body as any other organ. It also needs to breathe and grow. When you cover your skin with makeup, you also end up clogging it. Some types of makeup which are in the form of liquids and creams clog the pores in your skin. This leads to the formation of blackheads, which when not cleaned regularly can form acne. So make sure you clean your makeup thoroughly with a natural cleanser before going to bed.


4. Skin Allergies

Chemicals known 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 common allergen in cosmetics is Salicylate which can cause an outbreak of painful rashes or hives if you have sensitive skin. In many cases, the allergic reaction is not apparent until the symptoms become severe. Read the label for parabens before you buy.