“Hairspray contains a lot of chemicals and toxins that aren’t safe to use on the skin,” says Gene. He explains that applying hairspray to your face can cause rashes, irritation or clogged pores. Gene recommends instead reaching for a setting spray and makeup primer for long-lasting makeup.
To make a setting spray with aloe vera gel, simply mix 2 tablespoons of aloe vera gel with 2-3 drops of lavender oil and 1 ½ cups of water in a sterilized spray bottle and shake the ingredients to be combined.
Hairsprays should have very low toxicity when used as directed. Some hairspray inevitably gets on the skin. Some people may have an allergic reaction to the product — usually a red, itchy rash that’s uncomfortable but not dangerous. Hairspray that gets on skin should be washed off immediately.
“If you’ve over-powdered your face and it loses its shine, just spritz on some water. You can fill your own spray bottle or use one like the Evian Mist. It gives the make -up an instant healthy glow!You can also use a moisturizing setting product like that from ColoreSciences.
Since hairspray is generally loaded with a lot of power, too much on your hair can actually make it limp. Sometimes you want a fresh blowout to stay voluminous but still stay in place. This is where the application (how far you hold it from your head) and the type you use comes into play.
But one “trick” that actually does more damage than it’s worth is using your hairspray to “set” your makeup. Even if you spray it in front of your face and “run away” or accidentally splash it on your face when you spray your hair, this beauty trick is actually quite harmful to your skin.
Many hairsprays and hair gels contain oils that can contribute to acne breakouts. Here are Clear Clinic’s top tips for keeping your hairline and forehead free of acne breakouts: When using hairspray, protect your forehead and hairline area with your hand to prevent hairspray from touching your skin.
According to a recent Glamor UK article, hairspray – if it gets on your skin – can cause breakouts due to its not-so-complexion-friendly ingredients (believe it or not, the magazine reports that people used it as a makeup setting spray).