Wash it off at night – with the right product
Removing your make up may feel like the last thing you feel like doing after a night out but leaving make-up on over night only compounds the problems. Failing to wash off mascara or eyeliner is only going to increase the chances of bacterial and oil build up with eyelid inflammation.
Always gently remove eye make-up to avoid rubbing any bacteria back into your eye, which could lead to redness, irritation and potentially infection.
Test products before use
It’s of course important to test cosmetic products before applying them properly, especially when it’s so close to a vital body part such as the eye. And NEVER apply cosmetics when you have or are recovering from an eye infection!
We all want to look our best but following simple steps can greatly reduce the chances of harming the health of your eyes while making them radiant and sparkling.
Brendan McCreesh, principal optician, PH.D BCs MCOptom