Health Tip: Using Eye Makeup
-- Most women use eye makeup, but it does carry some risk, the American Academy of Ophthalmology says.
The academy suggests how to use eye makeup safely:
- Infection-causing bacteria may grow in creamy or liquid eye makeup. So throw any unused eye makeup away after three months.
- If you develop an eye infection, immediately throw out all eye makeup.
- Never share eye makeup.
- If you tend to be allergic, introduce only one new eye makeup product at a time.
- Only apply makeup to clean eyelids. Apply it outside the lash line, away from the eye, to avoid blocking the oil glands of the upper or lower eyelid.
- Never apply makeup while in a moving vehicle.
- Do not separate mascara-clumped lashes with sharp items.
- If you have dry eyes, avoid metallic/glitter, powder or other makeup that flakes.
- Remove all eye makeup before sleeping.
© 2020 HealthDay. All rights reserved.
Posted: February 2019
Read this next
SUNDAY, Oct. 25, 2020 -- Halloween is risky enough this year with the coronavirus pandemic, so don't risk your vision as well by wearing costume contact lenses, the American...
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 16, 2020 -- Eyeglasses keep you from tripping over footstools and walking into walls, but they also might have a side benefit to spark envy among those with 20/20...
THURSDAY, Aug. 27, 2020 -- If your child will be doing online learning this school year, you need to take steps to protect them from eye strain, the American Academy of...
More News Resources
- FDA Medwatch Drug Alerts
- Daily MedNews
- News for Health Professionals
- New Drug Approvals
- New Drug Applications
- Drug Shortages
- Clinical Trial Results
- Generic Drug Approvals
- Monthly Update Archive
Subscribe to our Newsletter
Whatever your topic of interest, subscribe to our newsletters to get the best of Drugs.com in your inbox.