Makeup can be tricky sometimes . They can create those horrible skin issues that are very difficult to get over . Makeup purchasing must be done very carefully , since what you see your favourite blogger endorsing , might not suit your skin . We help you understand certain ingredients that you must avoid while getting makeup products .
There are so many chemicals in the makeup products we use . And we unknowingly apply them and then face the harsh reality of them . Makeup might help us look flawless but what we apply on our skin is what makes the difference . Try and choose natural or organic products such much as possible .
See the following list of makeup ingredients that must avoid before purchasing :
1. Sodium lauryl sulfate
Found in: shampoo, body wash, foundation, face wash, mouthwash and toothpaste
SLS has been shown to cause or contribute to: skin irritation, canker sores, disruptions of skin’s natural oil balance and eye damage.
Found in: exfoliants, perfume
It can cause skin depigmentation.
Found in: makeup, moisturizer, shaving gel, shampoo, personal lubricant and spray tan products
Parabens, which mimic estrogen, to breast cancer, skin cancer and decreased sperm count, but has not ruled that it is harmful.
Found in: scrubs, body wash, makeup
Those tiny plastic beads in face or lip scrubs and exfoliating washes are made from polyethylene . Polyethylene has been noted as a skin irritant and should never be used on broken skin.
5. Retinyl palmitate, retinyl acetate, retinoic acid and retinol
Found in: moisturizer, lip products, sunscreen, anti-aging products
Retinol has also been linked to cancer and developmental and reproductive toxicity.
6. Petroleum distillates
Found in: mascara
These may cause contact dermatitis and are often contaminated with cancer-causing impurities.
7. Dibutyl phthalate, toluene and formaldehyde
Found in: nail polish and other nail products, perfume, makeup remover
It have been linked to birth defects, endocrine disruption, headaches and respiratory problems .
Found in: skin lighteners
Illegally imported skin lighteners can contain mercury, which can poison adults and children and is especially toxic during pregnancy.
Found in: sunscreen
It acts like estrogen in the body, alters sperm production in animals and is associated with endometriosis in women.
Take care of your skin as your baby , do not put harsh and chemicals containing products onto your skin . Be cautious when you buy any product . So be careful and try and avoid these ingredients while getting your desired makeup products .
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