We get it, ladies. Everyone wants to look their best, and most women feel they look their best with makeup. While you’re beautiful just the way you are, if you choose to wear eye makeup please be careful and take the necessary precautions to avoid harming your eyes or vision.
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- Throw away eye makeup after three months. Creamy or liquid eye makeup is highly susceptible to growing bacteria that can cause infections. If you develop an eye infection, immediately toss all of your eye makeup and give us a call.
- Never share eye makeup, and when sampling makeup in stores use only fresh applicators and samples that have not been contaminated by multiple users.
- If you tend to be allergic to a variety of things, introduce only one new eye makeup or care product at a time. If you notice an allergic reaction, find out what the ingredients are and let your doctor know.
- Avoid products that contain untested or harmful chemicals.
- Before applying makeup, be sure your face and eyelids are squeaky clean. Always apply makeup outside the lash line, away from the eye, to avoid blocking the oil glands of the upper or lower eyelid. These glands secrete oil that protects the eye’s surface.
- Never apply makeup while in a moving vehicle. (We’re all guilty of it, but its dangerous.)
- Do not separate your mascara-clumped lashes with sharp items.
- If you tend to have dry eyes, avoid metallic/glitter, powder or other makeup that flakes. Flakes can get into the tear film and increase your eyes’ irritation. Glitter eye makeup is a common cause of corneal irritation and infection, especially in contact lens users. (Plus glitter is so 8th grade.)
- Remove all eye makeup at night before sleeping, especially mascara that can stick to the lashes. (In short, don’t be lazy and forgo washing your face just so you can cram another half hour of Netflix in before bed.)
If you have eye surgery, do not wear makeup around the eye until your ophthalmologist tells you it is safe to do so, and then use only fresh, new makeup.