Salam aleikum! Hello and Hola to all of you sisters!!!
In today's post I am talking about something that has been the sole reason for the creation of my cosmetics: Whudu and Makeup!
**(If you are new here, whudu is the ritual cleansing muslims have to do before performing their prayers)
Something I get asked a lot is, how is the makeup whudu friendly? Does it mean I can take whudu over it?
The very simple answer is Yes!
Watch this video if you want to see it in action:
You can take whudu over the makeup, because there are no ingredients that can form a barrier that can prevent the water from reaching the skin, ingredients like Silicones.
You see the beauty industry has changed a lot in the last 20 years,and waterproof makeup is in very high demand, and the way you get waterproof cosmetics is by including silicones in your formulations.
Silicones, which were first introduced in the 1950s, are the star of all waterproof makeup, because they have the ability to form a film on top of your skin to prevent water from disrupting your makeup. They are derived from a natural product (silica) but are not natural, since it needs extensive chemical processing before being used in cosmetics.
And although Silicones are not haraam (impermissible) for muslims to apply on their skin, it is an ingredient that is known to cause breakouts, irritation and clogged pores (see at the same time it prevents water from messing with your makeup, it also blocks the pores in your skin from doing what they normally do, release toxins, sweat to cool you down in hot heather, among other things).
So it is not an ingredient that I would like to have everyday on my skin, when there are many other great and natural alternatives to achieve the same look!
Now, I have created a line of makeup and skin care that is free of silicones, that is natural and breathable and that will let you enjoy beautiful skin, without a lot of fuss!
Because, you can absolutely have beautiful skin using all natural products and you don't have to worry about the wudhu and makeup you are using:
The Mineral powders are the best option because not only are they breathable, but they can help your skin if it is acne prone or sensitive.
The concealers are free of waxes and silicones, which are the main ingredients used for waterproof makeup.
The Lipsticks and Eye and Brow pot do contain wax, but the percentage in which they are used in the formula does not make them waterproof. For cosmetics to be waterproof they need to have a combination of not only oils and waxes, but also Silicones.
Another question about wudhu and makeup I get often is, "what if I wear the concealer, mineral powders and mineral veil, can I still do my whudu over the makeup?
"Yes! you can, since there are no film-forming ingredients in any of my products, the water will still be able to reach your skin, even if you have worn the powder and concealers together.".
Below you can see a video on how simple it is when you have makeup that is whudu-friendly,
1. I like to blot my lipsticks because it prevents them from transferring on my hand when I am taking whudu, and I like to make sure I don't have too much product on my brows by doing a little wipe before .
2. Make whudu.
3. Pat your face dry to prevent smudging your makeup. Because the makeup is not waterproof, if you wipe your face you can remove a lot more makeup than if you just pat your face dry.
4. And that is it! Depending on the time of day your are doing your makeup, you might want to retouch your makeup or not.
It really depends on you, how many times you have taken whudu, how much makeup you applied, etc.