Makeup was declared as impolite by Queen Victoria in the 1800s. At that time in history, makeup was viewed as vulgar and something that was worn by actors and prostitutes. While this may be an extreme take on cosmetics, many women use makeup in awfully high proportions.
A lot of women are unaware of the damages that makeup can do to their skin. More importantly, women who are aware of the risks do not care. They still use makeup and do not take the importance of healthy skin into consideration.
By using lots of makeup, we are contributing to the risk of unpleasant skin problems and diseases. Although it is not advertised or widely spoken of, makeup causes major skin problems. For instance, bacteria can grow in Lip gloss that is left in the car during warm weather.
Other makeup gels produce bacteria as well. After applying makeup that contains bacteria, women can develop serious conditions on or around the mouth and face. Mascara can also cause problems with the eyes. The eyes can turn red in the sclera (the white area of the eye) around the pupils due to irritation from the mascara.
The cosmetics industry is a multi-billion dollar industry. Women are under the impression that they need makeup to look attractive. It is a sad reality that the main reason that the cosmetics industry is so profitable is because women do not believe in themselves. Many women do not possess positive attitudes toward their own natural beauty. Far too many women are seeking artificial products to make themselves look attractive.
The truth is that there is no worthy reason to wear makeup. For someone that doesn't act in live theater or a profession that requires makeup, there is no reason to subject yourself to the risk of unpleasant skin conditions. The skin conditions that are triggered by makeup are usually hideous in sight.
Surely, there is not one woman on this planet who would want to cause herself to have an unsightly appearance.
One of the main reasons why women use makeup is to enhance their look. By becoming a breeding ground for bacteria, makeup can due more bad than good in these circumstances. Women should think twice before applying makeup.
The fact is that makeup is not a necessity. If it was improper back in the 1800s, it should not be glorified as much as it is today. In the long run, it is a choice of whether someone wants artificial and temporary enhancement or a trip to the doctor due to an awkward skin problem.