Is their any long-term side effects of women putting make up on  for years and years?

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crmhaske eNotes educator| Certified Educator

There are many different conditions that contribute to the effect makeup usage has a person's skin: their skin sensitivity, the brand of makeup they wear, how often they wear it, how long they wear it when they do, how and how well they remove it, etc. etc.

Some people will have break outs of acne when they wear certain brands of makeup, when they wear it on certain parts of their face (ex. around the nose or on the chin), if they wear it too long, if they sweat excessively while wearing it, etc. etc.

On a grand scale however if a person is conscious of the ingredients of what they are putting on their skin, long term side effects are rarely seen.  Organic cosmetics are the way to go in that regard.

besure77 eNotes educator| Certified Educator
Makeup is definitely changing. For example, many foundations that are on the market currently contain sunscreens which protect the skin from the sun, so it can actually help the skin. Too much sun can cause skin damage such as skin cancer and premature aging. Makeup is also tested before it is placed for sale on the market. However, many years ago it was not so makeup from long ago may have had damaging effects on the skin. Makeup is generally very safe to wear if it is used according to the directions.
ijagessar | Student

yes its true . makeup can cause skin problems such as acne and skin irration . i have seen people who put on makeup , gets holes in their face .

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