Prolonged chemically-laden makeup use causes cellular deficiency. In other words, the longer you wear a chemically-laden mascara, the worse the damage will be to your eye and surrounding tissue.
Do you know what else happens?
The follicles of the eyelashes are associated with a number of glands. When the follicle and sebaceous glands clog, your body goes into overload to try and ‘fix’ the clog. If your body cannot clear it, a stye can form. This is certainly a BIG HINT that whatever has been on your eyelashes is not good! Your mucous membranes are trying to keep the chemicals from most mascaras OUT of your body & bloodstream by keeping the follicles clear and healthy.
And this occurs too!
Damaged follicles will make your lashes grow stubby and in weird directions. Many typical allergens and irritants are hidden in the ingredients in most mascaras, which can cause this damage. Even mascaras labeled ‘natural’, ‘hypo-allergenic’, and ‘organic’ will more than likely have these ingredients.
Here are the MAIN OFFENDERS to avoid in mascara:
Acrylate Copolymer, and Polyvinylalcohol (PVA): MAN-MADE CHEMICAL PLASTIC. Typically created using acrylic acid (Dow chemical) and a pre-polymer.
Tromethamine: This is an anti-inflammatory, used in the drug Toradol.
Ehtylhexylglycerin, Parabens, and Phenoxyethanol: ARTIFICIAL PRESERVATIVE. Irritant. Synthetic preservative.
Dimethicone, Petrolatum, Propylene glycol, and Polybutene: petroleum by-products that clog the eyelash and skin pores. Irritant.
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Water (aqua), *Chamomile hydrosol, Carnauba Wax, Mica, * Coffee Powder, *Rice Powder, *Sunflower Oil, *Corn Starch, Lecithin, Vitamin E, Oregano, Thyme, Cinnamon Bark, Rosemary, Goldenseal, *Lemon Peel Extract, * Grapefruit Seed Extract, Vanilla Plantifolia (Orchid) Extract, Iron Oxide, and Titanium Dioxide.