The harm of make-up.
Research suggests that applying make-up on a daily basis is actually very bad for your health.
Women who use make-up on a daily basis are flooding their bodies with as much as 5 pounds of chemicals a year.
This means that those five pounds of potentially dangerous chemicals are absorbed into the body through the skin.
Some of the compounds used to make cosmetics and toiletries have side-effects such as skin problems, premature aging and even cancer.
Make-up is also linked with eye infections and other conditions.
The average woman applies 175 different chemicals to their skin on a daily basis.
Many of these chemicals have been associated with skin problems, hormonal conditions and cancer.
60% of skincare ingredients end up being absorbed into the body.
“If lip gloss gets into your mouth it is broken down by the enzymes in saliva and in the stomach. But the chemicals still get straight into your bloodstream, and there is no protection.”
More than 50 of the chemicals put into modern-day American body care products have already been banned in Europe because research shows they cause cancer and other chronic ailments.
Research was published showing that common chemicals used in toiletries may make women more likely to be infertile.
Indeed, all those products most every girl uses may be responsible for everything from reproductive complications to allergies and cancer.
If you wear cover up to hide acne, you might be hiding it temporally, but sadly you are also creating more acne and irritating what you already have. To reduce this:
1. Never sleep with your makeup on.
Sleeping with cosmetics on can clog pores, cause zits and irritate the skin. When makeup stays on too long, it also blocks "the natural exfoliative process of shedding skin," which can leave your skin looking dull.
Dermatologists recommend taking a few minutes each evening to adequately cleanse your skin, especially if you're acne-prone. It's not just makeup that you want to wash off, skin is also exposed during the day to pollution and oils. Cleansing the face helps prevent the back-up of sebum--the oily stuff that the pore produces.
Wash off eye makeup, too. Mascara makes eyelashes firm and inflexible. So if you rub your eyes when you sleep, you'll break or pull them easily.
Many sparkly eye shadows contain "little crystals and pieces of sand," which can irritate the eye, and shadow dries out the skin on your lid if you leave it on overnight, it acts like a sponge sucking everything out.
If makeup is left on the eyes, it can clog the glands and cause inflammation.
2.Clean your applicators frequently.
Half of the fight against blemishes is reducing the amount of acne-causing bacteria on your skin. And makeup brushes and applicators are bacteria magnets. Wash all makeup brushes with antimicrobial soap a few times each week.
3.Go for the mineral over liquid.
Although liquid makeup gives better coverage, most have an oil base. Definitely not something you want to put on your acne prone skin. Powders have the added benefit of helping to absorb excess oil. You will also be exposing yourself to far fewer synthetic chemicals on your face than if you use conventional make-up.
4. MOST IMPORTANTLY, Go bare whenever possible.
Leave your face makeup-less at least a few times a week. Allow your skin time to breathe and heal. And when you do wear makeup, remember, less is best.
And remember, you are BEAUTIFUL just the way you are, naturally.
Don’t be ashamed because you get acne, it’s a part of being a teenager.
***Make sure you read the ingredients list the next time you go shopping for cosmetics and toiletries. If you can't pronounce it or don't know what it is, don't buy it!
You should only put on your skin ingredients that you would be able to eat as well.***