Last Updated on April 17, 2021 by Aaron Barriga
Eye Health: Eye Problems Associated with Eye Makeup
The eye health problems that arise due to eye makeup:
- Scratched CorneaYou can accidentally damage your cornea while applying mascara or eyeliner. The damage can seriously infect the eye.
- ConjunctivitisIf the product is expired or not properly concealed, there are high chances of bacterial growth, thereby contaminating the product. When this product is applied, an eye infection can occur.
- Allergic ReactionsSome chemicals or ingredients present in the product can cause an allergic reaction in you. The allergic reaction can manifest in the form of irritation, redness, swelling, or infection.
10 Ways To Avoid Eye Makeup Related Eye Problems
- Never share. You wouldn’t want another person’s bacteria to get into your eyes. Your eye makeup is just yours to use.
- Avoid applying eyeliner on the inside of the lash line.
- Always use a sharpened eyeliner pencil to be precise in your application.
- Avoid expired product. It is easy for bacteria and fungi to grow on creamy or liquid eye makeup after the product has reached its expiry. If your eye makeup is changing color and texture or smelling weird, then it’s time to toss them away. Each eye makeup product you use has an expiry date.
When should you toss your eye makeup
Eye Makeup Expiry Mascara 3-6 months Brow Pencil 2 years Cream Eyeshadow 6-8 months Liquid/Gel Eyeliner 3-4 months Kohl 6 months
- Replace all your eye makeup products after an eye infection in order to avoid bacteria from spreading.
- Refrain from applying eye makeup while driving or in a moving vehicle. You wouldn’t want to cause eye injuries with a wrong stroke of an applicator.
- Remove eye makeup before you go to bed because even a tiny speck of eyeliner, eyeshadow, or mascara left in or around your eye can be the cause of an eye infection.
- If you tend to have a lot of skin allergies, it is a good idea to introduce new makeup products one at a time. So, if an allergy occurs, you can pinpoint the product. Avoid using products that contain harmful chemicals or ingredients that have not been tested yet.
- If you have had an eye surgery, it is best not to wear any makeup. Consult your ophthalmologist in Fresno, CA before using makeup on your eyes. If it’s safe to use, discard the old makeup and wear only fresh new makeup.
If you believe you are suffering from any symptoms that could be as a result of makeup use, getting it treated is important to maintain eye health and avoid further complications. Make an appointment with Insight Vision Center today.
Aaron Barriga is the online marketing manager for Insight Vision Center. With a knack for understanding medical procedures, and an interest in eye and vision health, Aaron loves to share what he knows and what he learns. He blogs to inform readers about the latest eye care technology and other topics related to eye care, especially LASIK.