Many individuals value their appearance. Beauty enthusiasts might spend a lot of time and money attempting to improve their appearance, typically by using cosmetics. However, no matter how cautious you are, if makeup is applied improperly near the eyes, it might cause infection, allergic reactions, or injury.
The objective of wearing cosmetics contact lens in the first place is defeated if you have an eye infection. After all, a swollen, red eye isn’t exactly appealing.
You may avoid swollen red-eye by following a few simple principles and using common sense while applying makeup.
- Bacteria and fungus can proliferate if cosmetics are worn for longer than suggested. Cosmetics should be discarded and changed as directed by the manufacturer, which is usually every three months for mascara. To keep track of the dates, write the purchase date on the box.
- Clean your brushes and other applicators on a regular basis to avoid germs. If you’ve had an eye infection, remove all eye makeup to avoid infection
- Sharing cosmetics, including the use of store-bought trial goods, is another way to spread illness. Conjunctivitis, an inflammation of the membrane that protects the inner surface of the eyelid and the outer surface of the eye, is one of the most common illnesses spread by cosmetics. Disposable applicators may lessen the danger of transmission; but, if the cosmetic container is not wiped clean between applications, germs and fungus may still be present.
- Don’t use water to “top-off” dried mascara
- Don’t put lip liners on your eyes
- Infection is not the cause of all cosmetic reactions. Allergies are occasionally to blame. Nickel, iron oxide, preservatives, and fragrance compounds are all common allergies in cosmetics. If you’re prone to allergies, try introducing new cosmetic items one at a time to assess your sensitivity to certain ingredients.
- A steady touch is required while applying makeup around the eyes. Corneal abrasions or worse can occur as a result of mechanical eye damage. As a result, applying makeup in a moving car is never a good idea—especially if you’re the one driving.
- Wearing cosmetics only on the distal, or outer, lash margin—and never within, where microorganisms may enter the ocular surface—can also help you avoid tempting fate.
- Makeup applied to the inside of the lash edge might also clog your glands
Although makeup is a great way to enhance your appearance and bring color back into your face, there are several things you need to be aware of when wearing contact le ses. Be stylish and beautiful but at the same time follow the rules and guidelines of safety.