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Make up – The long-term effects

Make up – The long-term effects

Cosmetic products are everywhere in our life, and I can’t actually imagine my life without them – no deodorant?! Urrrrgh. These chemical products that we put on our bodies are all safe though right? Well, in this blog we’ll look at some of the long-term effects of cosmetic products


If you suffer from headaches and don’t know why you might want to try giving makeup a miss for a couple of days to see if it helps. Diazolidinyl urea and DMDM Hydantoin both release formaldehyde, a preservative used to keep specimens from decaying in labs. These chemicals are known to cause headaches, irritation to mucous membranes and damage to the eyes.


Hair Problems

There are always new hair products that come out. Gels, serums, shampoos, conditioners, hairsprays, colours and all the rest contain chemicals that can damage your hair and scalp in the long run. Dandruff, scalp redness, thinning, discolouration and loss of hair are all possible from hair products


Eye infections

Some people, even if they don’t wear much makeup, can wear eye makeup. Your eyes are among the most sensitive parts of your skin. Eye makeup can easily run off into your eyes around the edges, which can cause irritation. Too much mascara and eyeliner can inhibit the growth of eyelashes, and eth combination of wax, grease and sweat can become a nice home for bacteria which can lead to infection.



Most people who have worn makeup will have experienced this side effect. Your skin needs to breathe and covering it in makeup can end up clogging your pores, leading to blackheads, which can lead to acne. Make sure you use a good cleanser to take off your makeup before going to bed


Skin Allergies

Parabens are chemicals that are used as preservatives to avid bacteria forming in your makeup. They serve their purpose in that regard, but can also cause skin irritation, blemishes and blotches. Salicylate can also cause rashes and hives if you have sensitive skin. Allergic reactions can go unnoticed until they become severe.


Premature ageing

Skin products take their toll on your skin over time and the chemicals can permanently damage your skin. You can see sings of skin aging like wrinkles and patchiness on your face or body. Makeup covers the flaws in our skin, but the chemicals could be counterproductive. With the amount of anti-aging products available it’s clear that there is no motivation to stop makeup products ageing you.



Cosmetic products are absorbed directly into your skin, so chances are that your cosmetics products and all the chemical in them will end up in your system. A study showed that butyl paraben can cause hormonal imbalances in rats. There are currently no long-term studies into the effects of chemical like parabens in cosmetics and their effect on the female reproductive system, so we have no idea what they could be doing to your body.

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