What exactly happens when you use excessive makeup daily? I would say it is not healthy to go overboard! Not only can it affect your skin, but it can also affect your mental health. Beauty standards can only get you so far.
Here’s an insight into my experience when I use too much makeup:
1. The first thing I thought was that I looked ugly without makeup.
2. My foundation addiction was such that I never left the house without it, and the idea of going without it frightened me. To achieve the perfect flawless skin, I would apply layers and layers of makeup until I looked hideous.
3. Without makeup, I looked almost unrecognizable. The purpose of makeup is to enhance features rather than transform them completely.
4. Increasingly, I became self-conscious about my appearance or if my makeup was on point.
5. Whenever I was getting ready for college, all my time was spent on makeup. Guess what? I was always late to class.
6. Loose powder and compacts left me with little whiteheads on unusual areas of my face that were difficult to remove.
7. Most importantly, too much makeup gave me the illusion that I was older than I truly was. Makeup can create the illusion of being mature, but if you overdo it, it can add years to your actual age.
8. Makeup products are full of chemicals which may be harmful to the skin.
9. Skin under the eyes is the most sensitive part of the face and layering different makeup products will only irritate the skin and make it even darker.
Whenever I apply kajal or eyeliner, it leaves a black residue for 2-3 days, even after removing it. Have you ever wondered why your under eyes appear darker even after a good night’s sleep?
10. Makeup is expensive. Unless you’re a makeup artist or it’s about your job, hoarding makeup might feel pointless. Imagine how your bank account would improve if you limited makeup purchases.
11. My skin became incredibly uneven when I applied foundation daily. No amount of face packs or scrubs you buy could fix this problem. Taking a break from all this heavy stuff helped. A wise pick would be to use an airbrush foundation that is lighter and gives a natural look.
12. At the end of the day, removing makeup was such an arduous task for me that it made me feel sick.
So that’s my final verdict…
The art of makeup is a beautiful one, capable of transforming you into a goddess in minutes. Too much makeup can be incredibly unhealthy.
No more relying on a heavy-duty foundation to create an even base or slathering on powder to highlight my under-eye area. That doesn’t mean I won’t wear makeup.
For now, I will just put on minimal makeup to correct a few minor imperfections and allow my skin to breathe. I’ll first concentrate on how to show my natural beauty.
From now on, I will only use heavy makeup on occasions when I feel like being my best self!
Are you fed up with wearing excessive makeup daily too? I would love to know if you do and how you deal with it in the comments.