Wearing makeup looks to be for modern women a must do, although there is nowhere written in stone that this is something that they cannot live without. What I think that it happens is that an entire industry is trying to convince women that they cannot be beautiful unless they cake in their faces with layers and layers of makeup. Combine that with unrealistic beauty standards created by Photoshopped celebrities, and you get why so much money is spent yearly on cosmetics. I personally don’t like wearing too much makeup, and I want to tell you why.
I find makeup fake
I never want to come across as a fake person, so, if I wore a lot of makeup, I suppose that it would be like wearing a mask. Too much makeup usually means drawing attention more to the makeup you are wearing than to yourself, as you really are. I noticed a long time ago that people change their perception of you, if you are wearing too much makeup. So I decided to never lead people to believe I am someone else, since I have no reason to do so.
I would have to sacrifice sleep to put together an entire routine
When I saw a friend of mine putting on makeup, I realized how much work that was. She effectively spent an entire hour making sure that everything was in order, that no eyelash went unpainted and that no hair in her eyebrows went uncombed to perfection. At the same time, I put together breakfast, washed a few dishes from the night before and prepared the clothes I needed for the day. Needless to say, she was late after all that, and she always tended to be. Only that it was then that I realized the reason for her tardiness. And I also decided that I had no desire to wake up one hour earlier only to put on makeup.
I know it can be damaging for the skin
Even the best and the highest quality cosmetics sold on the market are still loaded with chemicals and ingredients that should not spend a lot of time glued to your skin. Besides the fact that the skin on your face cannot breathe properly, it also gets caked in with layers of substances that are damaging it on the long run. I simply do not want to be like those women who put on makeup because they are ashamed with how their faces really look like, only because they have been hidden for so long underneath lipstick, foundation, eye shadows, mascara and the like.
A facial steamer has many important benefits for cleansing your face and helping you look younger. However, a facial steamer works with hot water, so it cannot be used without taking a few things into consideration. I highly recommend reading all the safety instructions offered by the manufacturer, to avoid any unpleasant incidents. Since I have been using facial steamers for quite a while, I can give you a few safety tips to follow.
Keep the steamer away from children
Simple and easy to use, facial steamers are not complicated devices. However, this does not mean that they should be used just by anyone. It is very important that you keep your facial steamer away from children, and preferably locked inside a cabinet or placed somewhere that it will not be easy to reach. For more info on this, you should take a look at this article.
Be careful with the hot water
A facial steamer works with water that it heats inside. In order to be turned into steam, water needs to be heated at high temperatures so it is essential that you do not play around with the hot water. Make sure that no direct access to the hot water inside is possible, by some manufacturing defect or by accidental damage. Splashes of hot water can burn your skin, so do not risk it.
Avoid touching the water container during use
Not only the water you pour inside the device is getting hotter, but the water container, as well. This means that it is never a good idea to touch the container while in use, or immediately after use. The best course of action is to allow the water container to cool itself before touching.
It is not a good idea to play with electric wires
Another safety precaution you must follow is to never touch exposed wires when the unit is turned on. Electricity is dangerous and you can get seriously hurt. By no means should you cut the cord of the unit, or touch any electric parts that may end up exposed due to structural damage. It is important to get the device before each use. For more electricity safety tips, read this.
Use a flat surface
To avoid any accidents, it is essential that you use your steamer on a flat surface. This way, you will reduce the possibility for the unit to topple over and splash hot water all over you. Use only the type of water indicated by the manufacturer, and maintain the steamer properly by cleaning it regularly.