Eye Cosmetic Safety Tips

Ladies, when was the last time you replaced your mascara? How about your eyeliner?

We spend a lot of time taking care of our health and appearances, but how much do we really know about what’s in our makeup bag? Do you know the “expiration date” of your cosmetics? Did you know that Step and E.coli can be transmitted through the bristles of your mascara wand? Or that you can irritate and block tear ducts with your eyeliner?

We’ve put together a list of safety tips for your cosmetic case.

Mascara has a shelf life – It’s best to replace your mascara every 2-4 months. If it’s dried out, ditch it. Never attempt to moisten your mascara with water. Keep a permanent marker in your makeup case and mark the date you opened the tube.

Never share cosmetics – You can cross contaminate your cosmetics with a friends. Remember, sharing makeup is sharing bacteria.

Avoid the iridescent, glittery or shiny – Eye makeup that contains glitter or shimmer may contain ingredients that can scratch your eye’s surface. It’s best to stay away from these products when selecting eye makeup.

Keep the eyeliner on the outside –Makeup that gets inside of your eye can not only irritate the eye itself, but can also irritate and block tear ducts. It’s best to leave the eyeliner on the outside of your eye.

Makeup can cause a lot of problems for your eyes. It’s best to follow the instructions on the packaging and use these tips for guidance. Make sure you remove your makeup before you go to sleep and discontinue the use of any makeup that causes irritation.

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