Is Your Makeup Causing Eye Problems?

Is Your Makeup Causing Eye Problems?

Eye makeups are generally safe. However, if you are daily makeup wearer, you have to be aware that your eyes are likely to be infected or irritated, especially if your eye makeup is contaminated with bacteria or is stored poorly. But you can keep your eyes healthy while still looking pretty.


Here are simple tips you can follow:

  • Remove eye makeup before bed

At the end of the day, make sure to remove all eye makeup. The eyes can be extremely sensitive, and eye makeup can clog your pores, leading to an eye infection.

  • No sharing of makeup

Sharing makeups has always been a no-no, even with your friends or family members. It is a surefire way to spread infection. And if you are at a makeup counter, make sure to ask for sample sizes or disposable applicators like cotton swabs or cotton buds.

  • Keep your makeup brushes clean

Regularly clean any instruments – eyelash curler, makeup brush – can help reduce the risk or irritation. It also helps to store them in a cool, dry place; and not your bathroom. Since it can get humid, it can increase bacteria and mold in them.

  • Avoid the glitters

Yes, glitters can add sparkle to your eyes. But they can get into the tear film, which can cause irritation, redness and infection. Plus, it can also worsen chronic dry eyes and cause corneal irritation or infection for people who wear contact lenses.

  • Throw away the old stuff

Keeping your eye makeup for too long increases the chance of bacterial and/or fungal contamination. That is why it is best to replace them every three (3) months to prevent bacterial infections. Check the expiration labels and keep track of a product’s shelf life.

  • Clean your lids regularly

Aside from cleaning your eye makeup before sleeping, it also helps to clean your eyelids. An eye product like Blephagel cools, cleans and soothes eyelids. It has a simple formula that gently removes mucus, dirt, makeup away from eyelash roots. It also does not leave any residue, so it is not greasy or sticky. Suitable for people with sensitive skin, it is hypoallergenic and preservative free.  


Seek help from your ophthalmologist if you think you are suffering from an eye problem because of makeup use.