Your eyes are the window to your soul and show you the beauty of the world around you. They’re also one of the features on which you love to wear makeup, which can unfortunately put your eye health at risk. Here are some important eye care tips to follow so you don’t endanger your sparkling, sexy eyes.
Harmful Mistakes You’re Making With Your Favorite Makeup
Going to Bed With Your Makeup On
One of the worst things you can do for your skin and eyes is to go to bed without first removing your makeup. This causes clogged pores and can spread infection. Makeup from your eyelashes and eyelids can move into your eyes, and what makes it worse is that this makeup has accumulated bacteria throughout the time you’ve been wearing it. When you rest your face on your pillow, you’re also smudging makeup all around your eyes. Eye infections such as conjunctivitis that causes itchy, red and blurry eyes, are a common result of not removing your makeup.
Applying Makeup In A Rush
It’s dangerous to apply makeup in a hurry or when you’re driving because any sudden movement can cause you to injure your eye, such as with a mascara wand. This jab to your eyeball can spread infection or lead to a scratch on your cornea. Ouch! Only do your makeup when you have time on your hands and you are not in a moving vehicle.
Wearing Eyeliner on the Water Line
It’s often seen as fashionable to apply eyeliner to the waterline of the eye: this is the strip of moist skin above your lower eyelashes. But this is not a good idea. Since the water line is so close to the cornea, makeup on it can easily spread to the eyeball, where it can cause irritation and infection.
Using Expired Beauty Products
There are expiration dates on your makeup products for a reason: beyond that date, bacteria enters the product, which can infect your eyes. You can also spread bacteria from your eyes to your makeup products, thanks to the germs that naturally linger on eyelashes. So by the time the makeup products have expired, they’re filled with bacteria – their own and yours. Gross. Throw them out! The same goes for any eye makeup you used when you had an eye infection – if you re-use it, you’re going to reinfect your eyes.
Try One New Eye Product At a Time
If you’re bringing one new eye makeup product into your beauty routine, give yourself a few days to see if you have any reactions to it before you bring more products to the mix. This is especially important if you have naturally sensitive eyes or you have experienced reactions to beauty products in the past.
Don’t Cover Up the Lash Line
When you apply eyeliner or eyeshadow to your eyelids, do you make sure to apply it right up to your lashes? This is not a good thing as applying the product in this area can block glands of the eyelid that secrete oil to protect the eye and cornea. This doesn’t mean you shouldn’t wear makeup on your eyelids, but just that you should leave a bit of space near the lash line so that you don’t clog your eye glands.
Tips for Contact Lens Wearers
If you wear contact lenses, you have to be careful when applying makeup because you don’t want to irritate your eyes.
- You should insert your contact lenses before applying makeup to prevent makeup particles from getting into your eye. Remove your lenses before you remove your eye makeup.
- Try to stick to cream-based eye shadows that won’t flake and get into your eyes. Mascara should be thrown out after three months of use to prevent it from becoming hard and flaky, which can make it easier for it to enter your eyes and irritate it.
Healthy, beautiful eyes can easily be harmed with makeup mistakes. Prevent infections and injuries by following safe tips such as the above. Keep your eyes looking bright and protect them from danger – they’re one of the most valuable things you own.