Dangers of using commercial makeup remover
Not quite sure why you should ditch the “convenient” option of just reaching for those commercial makeup remover wipes? Here are some of the dangers they pose:
1. IT CAUSES BREAKOUTS
Mineral oils are used in makeup removers since it has the ability to remove grease. But this stuff also messes with your skin’s ability to breathe, which can lead to breakouts. Considering the fact that most makeup removers also contain sodium lauryl sulfate, you can just imagine that it can lead to skin irritation.
2. IT CAN CAUSE RED AND SWOLLEN SKIN
Most commercial makeup remover products contain Diazolidinyl Urea, which is an antimicrobial preservative. The ingredient can cause allergic reactions and lead to red, swollen and itchy skin.
3. COMMERCIAL PRODUCTS CONTAIN WAY TOO MANY HARMFUL INGREDIENTS
Some beauty companies include the use of Benzalkonium Chloride in their makeup removers. This is an ingredient that is prohibited in Japan and Canada. Also, Cyclopentasiloxane is another common makeup remover ingredient, which is considered a mild carcinogen. Why in the world would you want to “clean” your face with that?