One of the biggest trends in skin care right now is forgoing cosmeceuticals in favor of permanent makeup application. People do not like the effect that cosmetic products have on their skin and opt for a quick, long lasting alternative. However, just because something is a popular choice does not mean that it is always the best choice. Before going ahead and getting a permanent makeup application, it is important to understand the risks associated with the procedure as well as other options that are available.
Cosmeceuticals Rarely Cause Infection
Although the use of certain cosmeceuticals may irritate your skin, it is rare that they will lead to an infection. However, when you opt for permanent makeup application, it is important to understand that infection is a serious risk. Permanent makeup is actually a tattoo on the face and, as with any procedure involving needles, it must be done in a sterile environment. If there is even the slightest contamination, the result could be a very dangerous infection, especially when the makeup application is done around the eyes.
Removal May Be Impossible
If you opt for permanent makeup tattoos in lieu of cosmeceuticals, it is important to remember that you will have to live with your decision for a long time, if not forever. Just like any other tattoo, it is extremely expensive, time consuming and difficult to remove permanent makeup. It will take several sessions of laser removal and, when all is said and done, it still may not be possible to remove all of the ink from beneath the surface of the skin. Should you change your mind about how you want your makeup to look or your decision to have it at all, you may not have the option to undo it.
The Benefits of Cosmeceuticals
It is understandable that someone would not want to wear makeup if it has had an adverse reaction with their skin. However, cosmeceuticals are not your typical cosmetic products. They are based on scientific principles for healthy skin and can often fix the skin care problems that makeup is meant to cover up. If one is not working for you, you can always try something else. You are not stuck with the decision, as you would be with a permanent makeup solution.
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