5 Makeup Tips For Health Eyes

Posted on: 6 September 2017

Makeup is often times an everyday thing for most women. What most don't realize, though, is that makeup can be extremely harmful to the eyes if you're not careful and it becomes even more detrimental the more often you wear it. This doesn't mean that you can't wear makeup, however, it just means that you should definitely consider these five makeup tips for eye health:

  1. Be Gentle: First off, you should be applying your makeup gently, especially when applying around the eyes. Many times, long brushes are used around the eyes, such as eyeshadow brushes and mascara that need to be used as gently as possible so that you avoid poking your eye out. To do this, you should be sitting still when applying makeup and never applying in the car. 
  2. ​Use One New Product at a Time: You never know if you could be allergic to a new makeup product that you introduce into your routine. For this reason, you should only introduce one at a time so that you can easily rule out makeup that is causing a reaction. This is especially important when using makeup around the eyes because it can cause the eyes to flare up or water and you want to be sure that you know immediately which product you should not be using so that it can't do further damage to your eyes. 
  3. Clean Your Brushes: Cleaning your brushes is about more than just helping keep your skin clear, it also prevents spread of infection. If you are using dirty brushes on the eyes, an eye infection can easily be started that can be detrimental to your eyesight. Speaking of cleanliness, you should also always wash your hands before applying makeup, as well for this very same reason.
  4. Only Use Your Makeup: Borrowing makeup that has already been used is definitely not a good idea, especially when it comes to eye makeup. This is another way infection is spread. Plus, certain eye makeups, such as mascara easily harbor bacteria since the brush is left in a damp, cool place when it's stored away. 
  5. Place Contacts Before Makeup: If you wear contacts, you should be sure that you always put your contacts in before you apply makeup. This is because it will ensure that your contacts are bacteria free. If you wait, you could trap bacteria from makeup inside of the contact lens. 

When you consider these five makeup tips, you can be sure that you are not putting your eye health in danger when wearing your makeup on the daily. For more information, contact specialists like Evans, Robt. L Dr.