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Is Your Makeup Harming Your Eyes?

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Is Your Makeup Harming Your Eyes?

Makeup is a great way to enhance your natural features, but if not used properly, it can damage your eyes. That’s why it is so important to take precautions and keep your eyes in mind when applying your favorite mascara or removing your go-to under-eye concealer.

One of the most important things to note is that makeup should never be shared. No matter how amazing that eyeliner looks on your best friend, do not borrow it. Instead, buy your own and prevent germs from spreading or even the possibility of an eye infection.

If you do develop an eye infection, always replace any and all of your eye makeup. Make sure to visit your eye doctor and seek treatment immediately. Viruses like pink eye or corneal infections create intense discomfort. By replacing your eye makeup once it’s been exposed to the infection, you can prevent re-infecting your eyes.

One of the most commonly forgotten rules is to wash your hands before you begin to apply makeup. You should never touch your eyes before washing your hands, and this is particularly important when it involves putting various products on your face. This way, you can prevent the transfer of bacteria and germs into your eyes.

Just as your makeup can affect your eye health, your makeup remover can have equally negative results. It’s important to find the right makeup remover for you to avoid irritating not only your skin, but your eyes as well.

Your eyes are two-of-a-kind, so you should invest in what you put on or near them and use these items safely, according to their intended uses. If you experience any irritation or infection, call and schedule an appointment with your ophthalmologist at (559) 486-2000.