Regular eye exams from a professional in optometry, wearing your glasses or contacts, and eating a well-balanced diet are all important tasks if you want healthy eyes and vision. Unfortunately, certain everyday products may be harming the underlying health of your eyes while decreasing your ability to see in a clear and concise manner. Eye makeup, such as mascara, shadow, eye liner, and even an eyelash curler, may be affecting your eyes and quality of vision without you even realizing it. Here are a few tips to reduce your risk of an injury and infection while protecting your eye health and vision.
Everyone is a hurry in this day and age, so you most likely are rushing through your makeup routine. Swiping the wand over your lashes and lining your eyes with liner may seem easy and something you can do without much thought. However, quick, harsh movements may lead to an injury to the eye.
Give yourself enough time to apply your makeup without rushing. Use gentle motions when working around the eyes so you do not poke yourself.
If you wear contact lenses, being gentle is even more importance, since poking your eye will mean you are poking the lens into your eye. This can be painful, yes, but it can also lead to a cut or laceration of the eye.
Expired makeup is also a problem for your eyes and vision. Using old makeup, tools, and brushes to apply makeup may cause debris, allergens, and bacteria to buildup in and around the eye. This debris, allergens, and bacteria can injure the eye, cause allergies, or lead to a more serious infection. All of these issues will affect the health of your eyes and your overall vision quality.
Most people do not even realize they are using old makeup or applicators.
Your lashes' main job is to protect your eyes from dirt, debris, allergens, and bacteria, so making sure your mascara is clean and healthy is key. Be sure to replace your mascara every 2 to 3 months.
Eye liner may also affect your eyes, since it is worn so close to your actual eye. Most experts believe liner will last a year or so. However, if your liner has a foul odor or you are unable to apply it to your eyes properly, it is time for a replacement.
Protecting your eyes from injury and debris, allergens, and infections is possible while still wearing makeup. These tips will help you apply your makeup in a safe, effective manner that will not harm your eyes or vision.Share