For those who wear contact lenses a number of precautions should be taken when applying makeup. Here are some pointers for how to be sure your eyes remain lovely and safe.
Which Cosmetics Are the Safest for your Eyes?
Even before we discuss how to apply makeup, we strongly suggest that you purchase only brands that are free of oils and fragrances. In addition, to avoid flaking or smearing, which could end up bothering your contacts, buy water-resistant mascara and eyeliner. Lastly you should replace cosmetics used around your eyes at regular intervals - it is preferable to mascara once a month, eyeliner every 3 months and shadows every 6 months.
Tips on The Safe Application of Cosmetics
Make sure you wash your hands thoroughly before applying your contacts. Put on all eye makeup gently to avoid damaging your contacts. Make sure you don't touch mascara or eye liner to the inside eye lid and start mascara at the middle of the eyelashes instead of the base. Never share makeup with others or apply when the eyes are swollen or irritated.
In addition to cleaning off cosmetics daily try to be proactive and avoid wearing contacts when dying or treating your hair with a chemical.
Taking proper care in applying cosmetics when wearing lenses can prevent irritated, itchy or infected eyes and damage to lenses.
If your eyes are red or infected avoid wearing any cosmetics around the eyes. Feel free to call your eye doctor if you have any redness, pain, or irritation. Our Frisco, TX optometrist can help you with any contact issues that are troubling you.