A skin care expert has warned women against using heavy makeup, saying it aggravates skin problems.
Dr Ayopo Adeyemi in Lagos today revealed the chemicals in cosmetics can cause allergies and even skin cancer.
She added that heavy make could lead to long term skin problem if care is not taken.
Ayopo revealed that the harmful effects of makeup were not limited to skin related issues, but also varieties of other health challenges.
“Lipsticks, Kajal sticks and eye-shadows, for example, are known to contain lead, carcinogen and neurotoxin that can affect the nervous system adversely, leading to high blood-pressure, allergies, behavioural abnormalities and even decreased rates of fertility.”
” Using too much product on your skin will eventually further the wrinkles, lines and spots you are attempting to conceal, and ultimately make you look older than you actually are,”.
“There are plenty of face washes, cleansers and scrubs available in the market to choose from.”
She urged women to choose natural skin care products like tomatoes, honey, eggs and cucumber.