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Tips For Healthy Make up Practices

"Make Up" by Debs


Basic Information

Everytime you think about the best makeup look, kit, foundation, eyeliner or concealers for your face also consider what is the right composition for your seasonal and healthy needs. Using one that suits you and in a skin friendly manner bridges the gap between the essence of impressing and taking care of what matters to you. If you love it and is part of your lifestyle, it's ok, these tips can go along way in helping you avoid mistakes. While some users consider the content in these products before purchasing them, quite a number have no idea about the ingredients therein and their effects. They might be unseen now but prolonged use cumulatively creates an impact at the end of the day. Knowledge is power and you want to look brilliant too but the question of "how" needs the correct answer. Most importantly, your welfare is such an important factor which cannot be ignored.


Consider the following tips to guide you:


To keep makeup protected from bacteria, they are added antimicrobial preservatives. Chemicals such as formaldehyde, Arsenic, Coal tar and Chromium are classified as carcinogenic substances. This means that they are likely to cause cancer. Even though there is no substantial evidence relating skin cancer with it, it is important to know as prevention is better than cure. Is it worth to risk? No,i guess that is your answer. Other problems are: hormonal imbalance, headaches and loss of the skin's protective barrier / mucous membrane. They are linked to Triclosan, Paraben and Silica. Examine the products by checking the stickers on them and make the right choice. Food and Drugs Administration recommends use of safe makeup.

Application Skills

Here is where majority go wrong, especially those who do it themselves, whether in front of a mirror or not, the skills matters. Overstretching of the skin around the corners of the eyes is not advisable. Facial area is delicate and frequent discomfort directed to it can lead to loss of natural glow and untimely ageing. Brushes that are too sharp or rough also irritates the skin. Be gentle not to brush off the cornfield layer and expose the yourself to microbes.


Makeup that stay on your face for long hours clog the skin pores. As a result, acne breakout occurs. Give enough time for sweat and oils that accumulate under the surface to find their way out. Do not go to bed with it. First, gently remove it and wash your face with mild soap. The skin regenerates and renews mostly at night.


Brushes should be disinfected at least once every week. Keep them in warm water if you do not have the right disinfectants. Using dirt brushes increases the risk of infection. The eye particularly is highly vulnerable. Eyeliners, mascara and eyeshadowing exposes it to pathogens. Make sure you hands are clean be you touch your face.

Impacts of Unhealthy Practices

  • Premature ageing. This is due to wrinkles caused by daily disturbance of natural state of delicate parts.
  • Change of colour. Prolonged use of makeup tend to discolour the skin. Long time users develop patches and blemishes. Mouth lips that have been applied lipstick for quite a while also becomes darker afterwards.
  • Allergies. Some ingredients cause acne and other forms of allergic reactions.This is not applicable to all persons but only those who are affected by specific substances that are present in therein.
  • Eye infections. Some of them are invaded with bacteria if poorly kept. These microorganisms affects the eye. Chemicals that are exclusive for external use only can also indirectly interfere with the eye when accidentally splashed into the eye.

As you apply makeup, remember to put into account these vital tips. Moisturize your skin, apply sunscreen lotion before the foundation and choose the right product with respect to your type of skin;Dry or oily skin. Lastly, apply makeup in the right way for the recommended period of time.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.



CONSTANT JUMA WANJALA (author) from MOMBASA on May 03, 2021:


Lady Dazy from UK on May 03, 2021:

I enjoyed reading your article and I learned a lot from it.

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