5 Reasons Your Makeup Can Give You Allergy
Have you ever used a product which gave you red and itchy skin or which stung and blistered? Makeup and other beauty products are used to enhance your natural features, but often the very products which were meant to improve your look can cause rashes, redness and itching.
It happened with you too?? If so, you are not the only one. Research shows 1 in every 12 adults now face such problems. Allergies from cosmetics and allergies to makeup can occur the first time you use a product, or they can develop over time as well.
So let us see what are the most common causes of makeup allergies..
What is in your cosmetics?
Certain chemicals found in our everyday cosmetic products may be responsible for an epidemic of painful allergies. Like my roommate, her skin used to react against MI. MI is a preservative and is added to products to prevent unwanted growth of bacteria and yeast. They are used in a wide range of products from shampoos, moisturizers, mascaras to even baby wipes, imagine..!! Read the ingredients list before buying stuff. It is not possible for all of us to understand all the ingredients, so it is best to use a product with all natural ingredients.
Perform a patch test with products you’ve never used before. Apply a small amount of the product on a small patch of skin on arms or legs and check for irritation after 24 hours. Look for fragrance-free, organic brands as often as possible and always wash your makeup off before going to bed.
Sharing is not caring, especially when they have unhygienic packaging
Many products have tub packaging, which is just out straight unhygienic. Why? Cause you are always dipping your dirty fingers into it. What?? You don’t have dirty fingers? You have fresh, clean and bacteria free hands always?
Hahaha..Now you must be kidding.
Our hands do contain bacteria which are not visible to eyes, and dipping your fingers in the tub means contaminating the cream with them. Fine..!! I understand you are accustomed living with your bacteria, what if others use the product? Stop sharing your products. Sharing your makeup products is a guaranteed way to spread germs. I know I sound selfish, but there is no other way.
Goodbye Expiry Dates
You probably don’t think about beauty products going sour like milk and bad like other food items, but your makeup items has expiry dates too. The expiry dates are printed or labeled on your product for a proper reason. Every product has their own shelf lives and you should not ignore them. 60% of all makeup allergies are caused when people use expired products for a long time.
Unhygienic makeup tools
Your makeup products can give you hives too, specially your makeup brushes. This happened with me. After an eye makeup tutorial, suddenly I felt abrasives on my eyes. I was confused and couldn’t realize what exactly affected me. The brushes? Or the eye shadows? I got frightened with the thought that did I all of a sudden got allergy to makeup? It will like end of the world. Then I applied the products I used that that on my arms, swirled the brushes too, and realized that my dear Ecotools eye shadow brush is the main culprit. I discarded it immediately and now I make a point to wash my brushes every Sunday.
Yes, keep your makeup tools clean girls.
Hitting the sack with makeup
Yeah, I know makeup is your best friend, but you should give your best friend some space too. Please, remove your makeup before going to bed. It is the basic you can do to have a glowing skin. Never go to bed with your makeup on, no matter how much tired are you. Even if you have only kohl on your eyes or just a dab of lip balm on your lips. There shouldn’t be any trace of makeup on you.
Hope you find the article helpful. Remember the points and have a beautiful rash free skin.
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