Is make-up bad for you?

Women(and modern men) all over the world doll up;From waxing,tattooing,laser treatments(leads to alopecia,causes stress),pretty clothes to the necessary lipstick/lip-gloss, sunblock/foundation. Some cosmetics are temporary; others are not.Removal can have worse consequences than the application and vice versa.

Is make-up bad for you?

Yes because... No because...

Lipsticks have lead in them; what is in your make up?

[[http://www.medindia.net/news/Make-Up-Unhealthy-for-Skin-22507-1.htm]] 'Some synthetic compounds involved have been linked to side effects ranging from skin irritation to premature ageing and cancer. Traces of parabens have been found in breast tumour samples, although its link to the development of the cancer is disputed.'

Mr. Richard Bence, who spent three years researching conventional products

We have no idea what these chemicals do when they are mixed together, the effect could be much greater than the sum of the individual parts

counterargument:
We do have a sense of the consequences being bad even if we aren't entirely sure of the extent of the damage that can potentially be caused.

Anything and everything can be related to cancer(deemed carcinogenic) as most diagnosed cancers are idiopathic(the cause is unknown). Mr.Bence says we're clueless about the effects; well, we are clueless about everything. Should we stop eating,bathing,living because we fear the unknown?

We all know that, the computer is a harmful machine, then why are we so dependent on the computer in the modern era? it`s only an example. So in the modern era we are compromising our health for such a lot of things which are not suitable for us.

In the case of cancer, make up is not only a reason, there are many other reasons which cause cancer. so we need to detach ourselves from all things which are harmful to us.

is it possible.......? I don`t know, is it possible for you to take grammar lessons? I`m willing to offer free tuition; just for you.

Is make-up bad for you?

Yes because... No because...

Almost everybody with a permanent tattoo wants to remove it at some point, causing even greater problems than the initial application did.

Entirely removing a tattoo is impossible. Tattoo removal always leaves scars(mainly Keloids) [[http://www.everytattoo.com/healthrisks.shtml]]

People get bored of their tattoos; trends change,people get fat/skinny/fair/dark/pimply. There is an artificiality to it that can weigh on you pressuring you to empty your pockets for removal and even then get less than satisfactory results.

Some tattooists are not as good as others; sometimes pigment spills; causing a blurred look, at other times people don't like the pattern on their skin.

Some people find scars intensely attractive. And scarring in itself is not a disease.

Is make-up bad for you?

Yes because... No because...

Bald spots

[[http://www.baldingblog.com/2006/01/19/eyebrow-hair-loss-2/]]
Women who excessively pluck/thread and therefore harangue their eyebrows can lose them all together. This weird obsession is dictated by the mass media of our zeitgeist, some people go as far as stating that eyebrows are unclean/unhygienic(the way ancient Egyptians felt about hair); and it makes me wish I was an adult in the eighties.

[[http://www.baldingblog.com/2006/07/24/what-causes-missing-facial-hair/]] bald spots can be indicative of cancer. Also methods such as laser treatments/plucking/bleaching done frequently enough, to be permanent cause adverse health consequences in the long run.

People want permanent hair removal in certain areas. And as noted earlier there is no concrete basis on which to assume that there are any adverse health consequences(we have no idea). Doctors use the word may a lot.

If I ingest a morsel orally I risk choking would that stop me from eating?

Is make-up bad for you?

Yes because... No because...

90% of us reportedly share expired makeup

Which increases the risk of infection/scratching/damage tenfold.
Sharing make up means sharing bacteria.
Using the same blush-on/mascara for years means consistent exposure to your bacteria.

dried-up/hard/expired makeup is bad for your skins/eyes/etc for obvious reasons.
[[http://www.thefreelibrary.com/Hanging+on+to+that+favourite+lipstick+is+a+health+hazard.-a0164395086]]

Shouldn't this be the case if we apply makeup without cleansing and moisturizing first?

Also make up only used once in a blue moon for weddings or big/special events cannot really expire in a few months; can it?

Is make-up bad for you?

Yes because... No because...

psychological effect

The use of make-up causes women to become dependent on an artificial mask and to have a negative image of their true selves. It promotes dishonesty and a lack of innocence in the way we look at and think about our bodies. It promotes a shallow view of the world where beauty can be bought with money.

Not plucking your eyebrows, not threading your mustache, not putting on a normal/acceptable/expected amount of make-up etc also has a negative psychological effect.

No one wants to be the odd one out; especially if it means being the ugly duckling or plain. Or otherwise considered to be incapable-of/inept-at grooming yourself.

Is make-up bad for you?

Yes because... No because...

Animal-products, alcohol and their derivates are not good for the skin

Point to Muslims: most make-up is not halal; a very small limited range of halal makeup products has recently been introduced by one business woman. She claims that most makeup products contain pork derivatives.

Many animal rights' activists are also against this old but previously unnoticed practice.
[[http://muslimmedianetwork.com/mmn/?p=4586]]

What research have you done?
She seems to be expanding her business through the B.B.C and other sources that I feel are reliable. You on the other hand...

She's only expending her business by sending these rumours/rumors out. Do your own research rather than rely n her word.).

Is make-up bad for you?

Yes because... No because...

Confidence

If people would stop tiring their skin with frequent hair removal and harmful cosmetic applications; a natural glow appears. The glow of healthy beautiful skin that no cosmetic product can bring out. And this skin is relaxed,happy,bare and beautiful. The taste of the sun basking on your skin cannot be matched with rays filtered with foundation/concealer/sunblock/sunscreen.

Counter: What about the stress of not doing it right? of being told you look horrible? All these fashion gurus, notoriously promote low self esteem and tarnish self image leading to a variety of indirect health problems. Coupled with the directly adverse effects these products have on our skin; this is unacceptable.

The effort put into looking good; makes people all over the world feel accomplished,confident,in control, beautiful and capable. Applying make up is an art that gives the applicant instant gratification. The result of your creativity is right before you or on you. You feel well-informed when you talk about different products,fashion gurus et al. And when people say you look good, it's much more than a compliment but gives one a sense of accomplishment.

Is make-up bad for you?

Yes because... No because...

While heavy makeup isn't encouraged ; having no makeup on is also considered to be unprofessional for working women.

Being clean, looking prim and proper, dressing in smart conservative clothes is very possible without make up on. Pulling one's hair back is not the hardest thing. And most women get into trouble for showing off our figures(both deep necks and turtlenecks draw attention to the torso) or looking too sexy/attractive for the workplace.

It should depend on where you work.

Women in offices are expected to dress professionally, look good and look officious(non-casual); bare skin/lips/hair/eyes gives the impression of being very laid back. No makeup is acceptable for dozing off on the beach not for a day at work.

Is make-up bad for you?

Yes because... No because...

The beauty advantage

maybe it is the other way around : the more money you make the more you spend on looks because the mass media instills in you the idea that good looks are in demand.

Good looking men make 5% more than their not so striking counterparts. Good looking women(women who spend time and money on nurturing their(our) looks) make 4% more than their less attractive counterparts. -
reference- http://www.newsweek.com/2010/07/19/the-beauty-advantage.html

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