Eye Makeup Madness: 3 Tips to Protect Your Eyes

By Dr. Keamy
August 15, 2017

Eye services Westborough, MA | Keamy Eye & Laser CentreEye makeup is one of the best things you can use to make your eyes stand out and pop! By adding a little eyeliner and mascara, you can bring your eyes from drab to fab in just a few minutes. However, if you aren’t cleaning your makeup brushes, are using old mascara, or are sharing eye makeup, you could end up with an eye infection. To help you ensure that your eyes stay as healthy as possible, we have created a list of a few tips. Read on to learn more.

Clean Your Eye Makeup Brushes

Your makeup brushes can harbor oil, germs, and bacteria— all of which can lead to things like a stye, pink eye, or other eye infections. Make sure that you are cleaning your eye makeup brushes every month with soap and warm water— the cleaner they are, the less likely you are to get an infection.

Get a New Mascara

You may think that your mascara is good to use until you throw it out. However, your mascara wand and bottle can not only dry out, but they can be a nesting ground for germs and bacteria. To ensure that you don’t pick up any of this nasty bacteria, throw out and replace your mascara every two to three months after opening.

Don’t Share Makeup

Whether you have daughters, sisters, or a big group of best friends that like to share makeup, make sure that you don’t share eye makeup— even if you’re using separate brushes. Eye germs can spread super easily from one eyeshadow to the next— leaving you more prone to developing a bacterial eye infection.

Having clean, healthy eyes doesn’t always come easy. However, by using the three simple tips listed above, you can protect your eyes from infections. To learn more about how you can take better care of your vision, contact Keamy Eye and Laser Centre today and schedule an appointment!

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