Does Eye Makeup Cause Eye Problems?


Find Out How Eye Makeup Causes Eye Problems?

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Most girls don’t step out of the house without an eyeliner or kohl. We girls can’t live without them! I say ‘we’ because I too can’t resist applying kohl before stepping out! I need to do at least the basic eye makeup, right 😛 ? However, some girls go over the top with eye makeup and are not careful with the expiry dates of the products they use; this post is for them!

Eye Makeup Cause Eye Problems

Does Eye Makeup Cause Eye Problems? Read on!

Eye problems due to eye makeup

Scratched cornea

Eye makeup can cause serious damage to your cornea. While applying makeup with the mascara or eyeliner applicator it is possible to scratch your cornea. If that happens, it can result in a corneal abrasion. In short, there is serious trouble for you!


One of the most common eye problem linked with eye makeup is conjunctivitis, Most of the makeup products have preservatives added to them to prevent bacteria from building up. However, in spite of that it is possible to have bacterial growth on your makeup, especially when your product is expired or not kept in hygienic conditions.

Allergic reactions

There can often be an allergic reaction to certain type of eye makeup that causes redness, irritation, infection or swelling of the eye. So, before you make a purchase check the label.

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Issues with those wearing contact lens

In certain cases, women who wear contact lenses are more likely to get eye problems due to eye makeup. The contact lenses may get contaminated even when a tiny particle comes in contact with them. It would be better to wear your contact lenses before doing your eye makeup. Try to avoid doing heavy makeup close to the eyes thereby reducing the risk of it entering the eyes.

How to avoid makeup related eye problems?

Now you must be all worried about the fact that you cannot wear heavy eye makeup! Let me tell you that there is no reason to worry. You can always have gorgeous looking eye makeup by following a few tips:

  • Don’t share your eye-makeup

Stop sharing your eye makeup as it has to be exclusively used by you. When you share eye makeup you spread bacteria. So, even it is your close friend who asks for your kohl just tell her this reason and I am sure she will agree.

  • Apply the eyeliner outside the lash line

When you apply the eyeliner outside the lash line, there will be no scratches to your eyelids and eyes.

  • Dispose off makeup after every 2 to 3 months

In order to avoid bacterial infections it is advisable to change eye makeup after every 3 to 4 months. Do not use products that have expired. You can make out that it is time to throw off your mascara when it starts forming clumps and has a weird smell.

  • Replace all your eye makeup after you have an infection

Once you get an eye infection, it is advisable to dispose off your makeup products and get new ones. This is just to prevent more bacteria from spreading.

  • At the end of the day, remove eye makeup

No matter how much you love your dramatic eye makeup, ensure that you removes traces of all the makeup before you hit the sack. Your eyes are said to be very sensitive. Even a tiny speck of mascara, eye-shadow or eyeliner can cause an eye infection.

Follow the above tips and take good care of your eyes!

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