10 Ways To Keep Eyes Healthy

10 ways to keep eyes healthy

Eye doctors have confirmed that wearing eye makeup in the wrong way can cause serious damage to your eyes. But that does not mean you have to give up wearing eye makeup altogether. If you take few simple steps then you can wear the most gorgeous eye makeup without being in danger of contracting an eye infection. Here’s what you need to do:

  1. First of all keep tab of the expiration dates of all your eye makeup products including your under eye creams and gels, liners, mascara, eye shadows. It is a good idea to replace your mascara every three months, and your liner every six months to ensure that your eyes don’t catch an infection.
  2. If you suffer from eye irritation or allergies then apply eyeliner on the outside of the lash line. Avoid going too close to the waterline near your lashes. Sharpen your eyeliner pencil. A sharp eyeliner pencil is more precise. Also, warm the tip with your fingers before applying so that the tip goes on the lash line smoothly without scratching your eye area.
  3. Next, read the labels when buying a deeply pigmented eye shadow. For daily eye makeup choose more mineral based eye shadows that are softer and gentler on the skin. Keep the metallic and bright shadows for parties and occasional use. Your eye lids will thank you for it.
  4. Always wash hands before applying makeup, and never use saliva to help in applying liner or mascara. Keep your eye shadow brushes clean, and try to use a fresh brush every time when applying eye makeup.
  5. Avoid wearing waterproof mascara all the time. The same mascara that promises to give you lush long lashes can also lead to last fall. The repeated process of taking off the waterproof mascara actually weakens the lash roots which can result in loss of your lashes.
  6. Like your lipstick, try not to share your eye makeup especially mascara and liners. This way you will avoid getting an infection.
  7. Apply an under eye gel or cream before you apply your eye makeup. It protects the skin around your eyes.
  8. Always remove your eye makeup before you get to bed. If you are using very heavy makeup then invest in a good eye makeup remover. This also makes it easy for you to take off waterproof mascara and liners.
  9. If you are prone to infection and allergies, then Dr. Yeshwant suggest you give your eye makeup a break once in a while. Avoid wearing any liner, shadow or mascara at least once a week to help the area around the eyes, and eyes themselves recuperate.
  10. To prevent dry eye syndrome, use a lubricating eye drop prescribed by your doctor or pick a generic drop like Refresh Gel. Apply it to your eyes before putting on your eye makeup. Also always wear your contact lens before you start your eye makeup.