How to use Makeup / Cosmetics Safely Around Your Eyes
Makeup is a great way to enhance your facial features and can also be a form of self-expression. People mostly apply cosmetic products around their eye area and around their eyelashes. However, the skin around the eyes is very delicate, and sometimes certain products or incorrect application techniques can cause inflammation or infection. Your vision is precious and preserved, so if you choose to wear cosmetics, here are some tips on how you can safely do it around your eyes.
How to Prevent Infection with Eye Makeup
The growth of bacteria and fungi in cosmetic products often causes itchy and swollen eye infections such as conjunctivitis. It is important to be careful and practice good hygiene to reduce the risk of eye infections whenever you apply cosmetics near the eyes. There are some precautions you should take when using a liquid eye:
Eye Do not use eye makeup for longer than the recommended guidelines. Most liquid makeup products, such as mascara, should be changed every three months.
Throw away the dried mascara trying to rehydrate it with the liquid.
Avoid sharing mascara with others, and don't use store samples on your eyes!
If you develop an eye infection, discard the eye you are using to avoid re-infection. Be sure to wait until your eyes heal before applying makeup again.
If you wear contact lenses, be sure to follow your home phtometrist's guidelines for using makeup from contact lenses.
Store your makeup in a cool, dry place to reduce the risk of spoilage.
How to Remove Eye Makeup Safely
As mentioned above, our eyes and the skin in this area are very sensitive, so be sure to always be gentle when removing eye makeup. No vigorous scrubbing! If you are wearing waterproof makeup, you can use Vaseline, Baby Shampoo or a mild oil based makeup remover to remove it. Don’t forget to remove all your eye makeup before bed as mascara can stick to the eyelids, tear or clog your eyes.
Other Useful Tips
Wash your hands before applying makeup - never touch your hands without washing your eyes! This is the best way to prevent infection and inflammation.
Throw away hardened pencils - Dry eye pencils you have to press more firmly for pigment and increase the risk of scratching your cornea during application.
Make up Clean makeup tools regularly- Be sure to wash your make-up tools weekly to avoid the growth of bacteria.
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