Professional Hazard: Major Health Risks of being a Makeup Artist

The glamorous world of makeup artist working with different people every day. This profession is just amazing. I can’t thank enough to god almighty for letting me do what I love to do.

However today we will be talking about the dark side of being a makeup artist and health risks or say professional hazard one may have to go through if you don’t take care of yourself and ignore the signs your body is giving you. With COVID-19 in the air, Things have become even more challenging.

Let us take a look at most common ones

RSI : Repetitive Strain Injury

To understand this in simple words you will develop pain in your muscles and bones over a period of time. Back pain (Upper, Lower and mid) , varicose veins , carpal tunnel syndrome, forward head syndrome, leg pain etc. This happen since usually professional makeup artist will have to stand for extremely longer hours doing some of the movements over and over again exerting pressure on joints, tendons and muscles. This leads to injury and to be honest many a time I have seen makeup artist quitting at this moment.


TIP :
You need to ensure you are managing your weight, cardiovascular health, Muscle strengthening and overall working out every day to condition your body. Try to sit whenever you can during the course of makeup session. Use a high chair for makeup, Maintain posture and do everything that is ergonomically possible. You may not realize it now but as you grow old this will become serious.

Endless Fatigue

Being a makeup artist is all being physically available, your body becomes your asset and your brain becomes your guiding light. However when you take back to back Bridal Makeup Services projects and get really busy you enter fatigue condition almost like a Trans where your brain and body both starts giving up and you start basically working like a machine. I have seen makeup artist dropping on floor due to low bp or they were just way too tired. During wedding season you hardly get any sleep and not every client may offer food or even water at the site. Not eating on time, not sleeping enough and standing for 8-9 hours can create a serious fatigue levels impacting your work and profession. This can lead to irritation, you might even end up shouting at your client so please be aware.

TIP : Manage your calendar and Makeup Projects well, Carry your own food, Its no shame to take 5 minutes break and eat your sandwich to keep going. Take power naps whenever possible. Again sit down whenever you are not working. These small changes in lifestyle and the way you operate will bring in larger benefits

There are many other challenges that a makeup artist may face, Remember if you take care of your body it will take care of you. If you want your career to be long lasting then you must immediately start taking care of yourself until it too late.

We cover these challenges and its detailed remedy including exercises and diet plans for our Professional Makeup Artist Certification to ensure our students start with a right step.

All the best!

Frequently Asked Questions

What Are The Major Health Risks of Being A Makeup Artist?

The major health risks of being a Makeup Artist are RSI : Repetitive Strain Injury and second is endless fatigue.

What is RSI : Repetitive Strain Injury?

You will develop pain in your muscles u0026amp; bones over a period of time. Back pain, varicose veins, carpal tunnel syndrome, forward head syndrome, leg pain etc. This happen because makeup artist have to stand for extremely longer hours doing some of the movements over and over again exerting pressure on joints, tendons and muscles.

Why Do Makeup Artists Face Endless Fatigue?

When you take back to back Bridal Makeup projects and get really busy you enter fatigue condition almost like a Trans where your brain and body both start giving up and you start basically working like a machine.