29 Mar 5 Tips To Keep Your Eyes Healthy Wearing Makeup
Wearing makeup is a great way to enhance your natural features, and many people apply eye makeup to make their eyes pop! While makeup use varies by individual—some wear it daily, some only on special occasions—one thing remains constant: to keep your eyes healthy, it needs to be worn properly. Whether you wear eye makeup often, or only occasionally, you can you maintain your eyes’ health by following these 5 makeup tips!
1. Throw Out Expired Cosmetics
Cosmetics usually come with an expiration date on the label, but as a rule ophthalmologists identify that eye products should be thrown out after 3 months. Your expired makeup could be teeming with bacteria without your knowledge. If you use expired makeup, it increases the likelihood of eye infection. Eye infections can cause swollen eyes, eye redness, pain, or discharge. These symptoms are not desirable… especially if you are planning on going out for the night! Luckily, you can easily avoid these symptoms by throwing out expired eye makeup.
2. Avoid Wearing Glitter
While glitter creates a funky makeup look, it can also be dangerous for the health of your eyes. Glitter on the eyelids can easily drop into the eye, creating an irritating itching sensation. These sensations can prompt you to rub your eyes, which could lead to corneal abrasions. While most corneal abrasions result in full recoveries, some may actually cause vision loss. So, the next time you are thinking of sprucing your eye makeup up with glitter, remember that your eyes will thank you if you skip it!
3. Do Not Share Eye Makeup
Did you forget your eyeshadow brush at home, but need to touch up your look while out of the house? The first thing you might think of is to ask a friend for their makeup brush. However, you should never share eye makeup with someone else…even if they are your best friend or your sibling! Everyone has different bacteria in their bodies, and by sharing makeup you are also spreading that bacterium to each other. Sharing makeup increases the chance that you will get an eye infection, which can cause painful eye symptoms.
4. Always Be Hygienic
When using eye makeup, cleanliness is the most important aspect to keep your eyes healthy. If you are applying makeup with your hands, make sure your hands have been thoroughly cleaned with soap and water before applying the makeup. If you use makeup brushes, you should ensure that you are cleaning your brushes often enough to prevent bacteria buildup. By being hygienic, you are decreasing your risks of irritating your eyes and experiencing symptoms such as dry eyes, or eye discharge!
5. Wash Your Makeup Off Every Night Before Sleeping
You might have had a long day out and are ready to enjoy the comfort of your soft pillow under your head. As tempting as this may be, it is not the best thing to do if you have not yet removed your makeup. While sleeping, you might rub your eyes causing your eye makeup to smudge into your eyes. This can cause you to experience an itching or irritating sensation from the makeup that has entered your eyes when you awaken. To prevent damage to your eyes, you should always remove your makeup before sleeping. We suggest you also find a makeup remover that is gentle on the eyes, so that you can further prevent irritation!
Were these 5 makeup tips helpful for you, or are you looking for more advice on keeping your eyes healthier than ever? In order to keep your eyes in their best condition, it is important to visit your optometrist for regular appointments. The optometry team at Dr. D’Orio Eyecare can assist you with any of your vision needs. To book an appointment today, visit https://drdorioeyecare.com/book-appointment/ or call us at 416 656 2020 for our Toronto location, or 416 661 5555 for our North York location.