The article discusses the useful properties and features of applying antimony for the eyes.
The composition and characteristics of the components of antimony
Now antimony is mainly imported from India. In this country, it is not enshrined at the legislative level to write the composition of cosmetics, so it is difficult to say what the kajal consists of. Traditionally, there are several components in the composition of antimony, the basis is ismid - a black stone.
Composition of blue Indian antimony:
- Ismid … A stone that is imported from Morocco. It is ground into powder with a mortar and additional components are added.
- Castor oil … This ingredient is added to hold the grains of sand together. It makes the antimony slightly sticky to the touch. It is thanks to the oil that the product does not crumble and lays well on the eyelids.
- Kapoor kachari … This plant is a natural antibiotic and anesthetic. In addition, it improves blood circulation and reduces under-eye circles.
- Petrolatum … Used as a base. Thanks to this component, antimony does not crumble. A thin film of petroleum jelly locks in moisture and prevents drying out of the eyelids.
Useful properties of kohl for the eyes
If you managed to purchase natural antimony with a minimum content of zinc oxide, then it will not only make your look expressive, but also relieve many eye ailments.
The beneficial properties of kohl are as follows:
- Removes inflammation … Thanks to the kapoor kachari plant, all pathogens do not multiply on the mucous membrane of the eye. Inflammation with conjunctivitis and blepharitis disappears.
- Antiallergenic agent … This substance can be safely used by women who are allergic to cosmetics. All components in the kohl do not cause allergies.
- Enhances the growth of eyelashes and eyebrows … Castor oil is very beneficial for hair. With regular use of antimony, eyebrows will become thick and eyelashes will become long and shiny.
- Relieves fatigue … Kapoor Kachari constricts the blood vessels in the eyes, so that even after long-term work in front of the monitor, the eyes will not be red. You will not feel itching or burning.
- Heals … Antimony components have a regenerating effect. Thanks to this, minor skin damage and irritation disappear.
Contraindications and side effects of antimony for eyes
The packaging indicates that there are no contraindications and shelf life for kajal in powder form. But there are conditions in which it is worth refraining from the use of antimony.
Contraindications to the use of kohl:
- Age up to 6 months … Children under six months cannot use antimony, despite the eastern traditions. Children under this age have undeveloped eye muscles, so any coloring matter can affect visual acuity and color perception.
- Individual intolerance … If you are allergic to petroleum jelly or castor oil, do not use kajal.
- Rehabilitation period … If you've recently had eye surgery or laser vision correction, wait a bit. You should not use antimony, because it can cause rejection of the lens after replacing it in the treatment of cataracts.
- Couperose … Since the components of the kohl improve blood circulation, it should not be chosen for eye makeup with vascular mesh and stars.
- Wearing contact lenses … Powder can scratch the lens slightly or react with polymers. This may change the color of the lens.
Undesirable consequences from the use of low-quality antimony or its incorrect application:
- Conjunctivitis … This is an inflammation of the mucous membrane of the eyeball and the lacrimal sac.
- Blepharitis … With this ailment, swelling occurs under the lower eyelid. Resembles bags under the eyes. Sometimes the skin in this area turns red and burns.
- Impairs vision … Particles of minerals scratch the delicate mucous membrane and can damage the lens.
- Irritation and redness … You may be allergic to fractions of oil refining, which are usually introduced into the product by unscrupulous manufacturers.
The main varieties of kajal for eyes
There are several varieties of antimony on the market now. Each woman can choose the most suitable one for her. Let's take a closer look at the types of kohl:
- Powder … Antimony powder can be used with daytime and evening make-up for a dramatic look. This type of kohl is a crushed ismid stone. The color can be black, green or gray. The product is applied with a sponge or stick soaked in almond oil. The powder can be applied to the mucous membrane of the lower eyelid using a brush. If you do this at night, then in the morning there will be no bags and bruises under the eyes, and the look will become clear. The powder is suitable for making the brow line more defined.
- Eyeliner … This is a more familiar variety for our women. Antimony eyeliner contains ismid powder, almond and olive oil. The tool is convenient to carry with you in your bag, sharpen and apply. Sufficiently thin lines are obtained, which is indispensable when creating arrows and drawing eyebrows.
- Indian kajal eyeliner … It is a powder dissolved in oils and water. Easy to apply thanks to the use of a brush. Makes the look unusual. Girls with light eyes with the help of such eyeliner will make them expressive, and brown-eyed beauties will add depth to the look.
- Antimony in a rectangle with basma and almond oil … This type of kohl resembles Leningrad ink. It is a soft rectangle that looks like plasticine. Basma is added to antimony so that the product becomes saturated. Usually used for evening make-up. Even after rinsing, a little product remains on the eyes, which emphasizes their natural beauty.
- Antimony brush with camphor and plant extracts … This type of kajal is made to strengthen the eyelashes and eyebrows. The substance is applied to the hairs with a brush. Do not wash off the product at night. It has a beneficial effect on the health of eyes prone to redness and fatigue.
Rules for choosing antimony for eyes
Of course, the safest and most natural is antimony eyeliner purchased in eastern countries, since there are a lot of substances on the market now that not only do not heal the eyes, but can also cause cancer and loss of vision.
Rules for choosing a kajal for eyes:
- Read the composition … The composition of the product should be on the back of the product packaging. In 1990, American researchers shocked many buyers of kajal with its composition. The sample brought from India was very high in zinc oxide. It is a heavy metal that builds up in tissues and can cause cancer.
- Find out about the manufacturer … Be sure to check the country where the eye kajal is produced. The best is Moroccan antimony. In Indian, the concentration of zinc oxide is off scale.
- Kajal Raw Materials … Look for antimony made from the soot of camphor, olive, and almond oils. It is a natural product containing organic components in the form of ash.
- Find out the reputation of the online store … Before purchasing antimony on the Internet, do not hesitate to contact the administrator. Read product reviews and ask if it causes allergies.
For the manufacture of antimony in India, galena, magnetite and zincite are used. These minerals are composed of heavy metals that cause swelling in the eyes. Black kajal contains about 60% lead and 40% copper. Blue antimony contains 60% arsenic and 40% copper.
Instructions for using kajal for eyes
Using antimony for the eyes is easy, especially if you purchased the product in a pencil. It is not difficult to apply kajal in powder, it can be used to make an eyeliner, shadow or eyebrow liner. Keep in mind that you will not be able to use a sponge, puff or some kind of plastic objects for application.
Antimony is applied with a special stick that you can easily make yourself. Blunt the sharp tip of a toothpick. Submerge it halfway in camphor or any vegetable oil and soak in it for two days. Remove the toothpick from the liquid and blot off any remaining oil. You can use this "brush" for application for a year. After that, you will have to clean the stick from the remnants of the kajal and soak it in oil again.
We present to your attention instructions on how to use antimony for eyes:
- Dip the stick into the product and shake it off. All the required amount will stick to the surface of the toothpick. If you don't shake off the residue, it will end up on your cheeks and under your eyes. Draw a line from the inner corner of the eyelid to the outer corner.
- If you want a rich black line or are going to a party, hold your wand under the tap. Without getting wet or wiping it, dip it in kajal. You will receive a product that looks like an eyeliner.
- To thicken the lashes, use a stick dipped in vegetable oil. Dip a toothpick in oil and then in kajal. Try to draw a strip between the hairs of the eyelashes. So the look will become velvety. At the same time, the eyelashes will appear voluminous and thick.
- For the treatment of conjunctivitis, blepharitis and eye bags, use a powder product. It is necessary to apply the kajal to the inner surface of the lower eyelid using a thin wooden rod. Before and after sleep, you do not need to wash off the product, its remnants will collect in a bag from the inside of the eye.
Don't worry if you feel a burning sensation after applying the antimony. After a few seconds, the discomfort will disappear.
Precautions when using kohl
Unfortunately, under industrial conditions it is difficult to make kajal according to old recipes. This is a complex and costly procedure that involves making soot from an oil-soaked fabric. Accordingly, it is not easy to acquire natural antimony.
When using antimony for the eyes, take these precautions:
- If severe irritation occurs after using the kajal, wash off the product from the eyes.
- If you want to strengthen your eyelashes and eyebrows, use a colorless or white kohl. It is applied at night and relieves eye fatigue.
- Do not use the product if you have recently suffered from eye diseases or are allergic to cosmetics. Use only proven and hypoallergenic cosmetics.
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As you can see, choosing antimony is not at all easy. Previously, the recipe was passed on in eastern countries from mother to daughter, the composition was unique. Nowadays, natural kajal can be purchased in Arab countries.