No, this blog post isn’t about the best kind of mascara, or anything like that. It’s about how to wear makeup on and around your eyes, without damaging them. Anything coming that close to your eyes definitely needs to be checked on, so with that in mind, here are a few beauty tips to prevent infections:
- Wash your hands. You never want to introduce all that bacteria on your hands to your eyes. Always wash your hands before applying makeup.
- Don’t use expired makeup. Bacteria thrive in dark, moist places, just like your mascara tube and makeup sponges. The more you use your makeup, the more bacteria you introduce. Be sure to replace makeup every three months.
- Don’t share. When you use somebody else’s makeup, you’re introducing different bacteria to your eyes that may be harmless to your friend, but damaging to you. When it comes to makeup, sharing is not caring!
- Get new makeup after an infection. Makeup can be contaminated with the bacteria causing your eye infection. To avoid any risk of reinfection, throw out your old stuff and use it as an excuse to get some new makeup!
- Wash your hands. When you take your makeup off for the night, wash your hands again and use a gentle cleansing wipe. Never rub your eyes vigorously, or smear makeup into or around your eyes. Be smart!
If you end up with an infection anyway, make sure to see your doctor promptly and get yourself thoroughly checked out. It’s not about throwing away your makeup and starting new; it’s about making sure that your eyes are in the best possible shape so that you can continue your makeup regime or change it as need be.