Things you need to know for your Eye Makeup Safety

Do you know how eye makeup evolved? 

It started during the ancient Egyptian times. Women applied green color under their eyelids and lashes to make it look darker. Since then, we are evolving and experimenting to keep up with the latest trends. 

Today, we have a variety of options, different styles, and colors. But do we know about the eye problems associated with eye makeup and ways to avoid them?

These are the eye problems that can  occur due to eye makeup:

  1. Scratchy Cornea – You may accidentally damage your cornea while applying mascara or eyeliner. 
  2. Conjunctivitis – This happens when the product expired or was not properly sealed, thereby causing bacterial growth and tampering the product. 
  3. Allergic reactions – Chemicals in the eye makeup products can cause allergies and you may experience redness, irritation or swelling. 

Things you need to know for your Eye Makeup Safety

  1. Always check the expiry date of the product and let go off expired products. 
  2. Avoid kohl eyeliners – it may contain a certain amount of lead which can damage your eyes in the long term. 
  3. Never share your cosmetics. The bacteria can be transmitted and contaminate your eyes and the product itself. 
  4. Avoid applying eyeliner on the inside of the eyelash line.
  5. Replace all your eye makeup products after an eye infection to avoid bacteria from cross-contaminating.
  6. Refrain from applying eye makeup while driving or in a moving vehicle. You can damage your eyes with a single misplaced stroke 
  7. Remove eye makeup before you go to bed.  
  8. If you tend to have skin allergies, consider trying out different makeup products, so if an allergy occurs, you will know to avoid that particular product.
  9. If you have had eye surgery, it is recommended not to wear any makeup.

If you believe you are suffering from any symptoms because of makeup, treatment is important to maintain eye health and avoid further complications. 

This post is not intended to be medical advice. Always rely on your medical practitioners on matters related to your health.

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