Does Makeup Damage your Beauty?

Makeup skin care can make the below average look good, good looks can be made better and beautiful looks can be converted to splendid. However, incorrect use of cosmetic skin care can cause enormous harm. Women splurge a lot of money on cosmetics and many of them are quite costly. Almost all cosmetics are chemically manufactured and have expiry dates. No cosmetics should be used beyond the expiry dates as these can degenerate and cause skin rashes, irritation and other problems. Cosmetics skin solutions are not only dear to women, their high costs are a reason why women do not want to throw away unused quantities even after they have expired, trying to get the most for their money’s worth. Some women have been found to use 12 cosmetic products daily and expose themselves to 175 different kinds of chemicals. Read on to know about the dos and don’ts for cosmetics.

makeup skin care

  • Select the right makeup
  • Prohibitions
  • Knowing the irritants
  • Expiry dates and storage

Selecting the makeup skin care

Knowing the type of your skin is essential. Choose soufflés if you have oily skin. For dry skin a moisturising foundation is preferred, hypoallergenic creams suit sensitive skin and for acne prone skin non-comedogenic make up is advised. It is better if you can find natural cosmetics skin care.

Things not to do

Makeup items like lipsticks, mascaras, eyeliners that are directly applied on the skin should never be shared to avoid spreading of bacteria and infection. If the eyeliner or mascara is thickened, it should never be diluted with water because the microorganisms in water that facilitates bacterial multiplication that causes infections.

Identify the irritants in your makeup

Avoid using makeup that contains Parabens, which are used as preservatives. Some makeup contains Sodium Lauryl Sulphate that increases the surface coverage of creams. This should also be avoided, as it is allergic to many types of skins. Always test the product for its suitability by applying on the inside of your arm and if there is no reaction after 24 hours, it can be considered safe for use.

Expiry dates and storage

Two years is the average shelf life of make up skin care including natural cosmetic skin care products. For eye make up the expiry date is not more than one year. Cosmetics should be stored in temperature controlled environment. Heat exposure causes degeneration of the ingredients while exposure to light affects Vitamin C, Vitamin A derivatives like retinol and most oils.

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