Clean makeup refers to cosmetics free from harsh chemicals.
Using clean makeup has great benefits for the eyes. These include having less toxins around the eyes and less chemicals to irritate your eyes. Clean makeup causes less damage to the meibomian glands in lids and less chance of reducing skin cell death. Wearers of clean makeup will have reduced eye and eyelid redness, irritation, inflammation, allergic reactions. They are less likely to have watery eyes, and contact dermatitis (scaley/flakey skin)
And perhaps the best benefit of clean makeup is that it slows signs of ageing… that right…LESS WRINKLES
Many countries are banning toxic cosmetic chemicals. The European Union has banned 1300 chemicals in cosmetics which includes makeup, hair dyes, nail polish, shaving cream, lotions, deodorants and more. The USA has only banned 168 chemicals.
The top 10 toxins to avoid in your personal care products
2. Acetyl hexapeptide-3 (Lipotec, Botox in a jar)
3. Benzalkonium chloride (BAK or BAC)
4. BHA and BHT
5. Butylene glycol and Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA)
7. Isopropyl cloprostenate
8. Parabens (methyl-, isobutyl-, propyl-, and others)
10. Retinol and Retinyl Palmitate
Best makeup use for good eye health
Removing eye makeup can be quite a challenge but it is important to use oil free eye makeup remover. While it may dry skin, oil free makeup remover has lots of benefits like
If your eyes are irritated from makeup, you may not only need to avoid products but also benefit from seeing your optometrist to treat any eye redness and irritation and calm the eyes down.
If you have any questions, please call 01635 528844 to book in to see one of our optometrists.
Dr Valarie Jerome
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