Makeup is a tool that can help to enhance facial features, but if is it not applied properly than it can threaten your eye health. Instead of swearing off makeup entirely, follow some tips in order to keep your eyes healthy.
Selecting The Right Brand
There is no magical formula for selecting the right brand and right type of makeup for your skin. Mostly it is a matter of trial-and-error to find which brands irritate and which does not. If a brand of eyeliner, mascara, and eye shadow or other makeup irritates your eyes so remove it quickly from your eye. If you already know a chemical causes irritation so check the ingredients before you purchase.
What about natural makeup? is it suppose to be safer because it is natural? not necessarily. The FDA does not have a definition for what is natural as opposed to synthetic. The term does not mean much and does not necessarily mean every ingredient in the product is safe. Uranium is natural product however we certainly do not want any of that in our makeup, therefore may contain any harsh chemicals that when left near your eyes can create a breeding ground for bacteria.
Eye makeup should always be applied very carefully, while standing still and with a steady hand. If the applicator misses the eyelid or eyelashes and strikes the eye, it cause a corneal abrasion. Cornea protect the inner eye from particles and infections. When an abrasion occur the cornea becomes susceptible to infection.
Second important tip to remember is to never share your makeup products with others. Bacteria thrives to makeup tubes and on makeup applicators. When you share your makeup with others, bacteria can transfer from their eyes and skin to you. Even if they do not have any infections, you could still contract any number of ailments from sharing applicators and makeup products.
Remember to follow the warnings and instructions on the makeup product. If it says that this product is not safe to wear around your eyes so follow those instructions. Some products can cause damage if not applied correctly or with improper use.
At the end of a long night, you want to remove makeup. However it is best for your eyes and your skin to remove the makeup right away and especially ensure that it is removed before going to bed.
If the makeup was not removed so the particles from the makeup can break off and get into your eyes. These can cause mild irritation or mild to severe abrasions. Also the chemical in the makeup products create a bacteria-friendly environment which can spread from eyelashes or eyelid to your eyes.
Not only does leaving make-up on cause the infection, however the next time makeup is applied, the bacteria will be transferred to the applicator brush and into the tube. This not only prolongs the sign of the infection but also makes the infection easily transferable to other eyes.
Eye is an incredibly sensitive organ that is not made to resist foreign substances like makeup. By taking precautions when applying and removing makeup, you can keep your eyes healthy and safe from bacteria.
If you suspect you have an infection so it is important to visit your doctor within 24 hours to ensure proper healing and reduce chances of vision loss