Makeup is an essential part of most people’s everyday lives. It is a must-have partner for most to be at their best in terms of appearance and beauty.
But when talking about eyes, is makeup really bad for them?
While most of the makeups are bound to be safe, not all of them is good for you or your eyes.
There are some risky cosmetics for our eyes like false eyelashes/eyelash extensions, waterline eyeliners (eyeliners that go on the rim of the eyelid instead of outside the eyelashes) and color contact lenses. These beauty products may increase the chance of developing an eye infection since bacteria can potentially build upon them and may transfer in your eyes.
It also presents the same danger with mascara as well as the used wand is contaminated from the first use.
One more important thing to be careful of is scratching. An accidental hit from either a mascara wand or eyeliner pencil can actually leave scratches on the cornea. Flaky, dry and powdery makeup can also fall into your eye and cause irritation, swelling, and redness.
What To Do To Protect Your Eyes
Does that mean that you can no longer wear makeup just to protect your eyes? Not necessarily.
You don’t need to give up your makeup entirely, of course! You just have to be more careful around your eyes.
Here are some simple but effective things you can follow to keep your eyes healthy while looking your best:
- Make sure you use clean brushes in applying your makeup
- Don’t put eyeliner on your waterline. Don’t poke yourself in the eye while applying it.
- Make sure you observe the expiration dates of your makeups, particularly your eyeliner and mascara. The old makeups you keep are more likely to cause infection than new makeups. That’s why it is important to keep your makeups up-to-date.
- Never ever share your applicators or makeup. That’s not because of selfishness, but because it is safer that way. Despite your closeness with your friends and family, you know you don’t want bacteria from their mascara wands in your eyes.
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