Makeup can be one of the best ways to enhance your facial features. Eye makeup can make your eyes stand out and make your eyes look more expressive with many steps to apply makeup, but it can be dangerous if not used properly. The eyes are very sensitive and makeup could cause irritation or other problems when eye makeup is not applied correctly. In this article, we’ve listed some tips you can do to avoid having eye problems and also keep your eyes healthy and beautiful.
Clean hands before applying makeup
Always wash your hands before putting makeup on was our hands tend to collect dirt and bacteria in everything we touch, we wouldn’t want it to spread especially on and around our eyes. Wash hands with soap and water before applying makeup to prevent skin and eye irritations.
Check your makeup’s expiration date
Makeup doesn’t last forever, even if you store it correctly. Always check your makeup’s expiration date. The shelf life of makeup usually lasts for three to four months, depending on the product. Make it a habit to replenish and check your makeup products every once in a while.
Do not apply makeup in a moving vehicle
Even if you don’t drive, it is not a good idea to apply eye makeup on a moving vehicle. Pay close attention to the road and wear makeup before getting in or when the vehicle stops completely.
Avoid sharing makeup
You should never share any makeup product with another person as germs could spread not just on your face, but also on the makeup product if you’re using a brush/applicator.
Do not use old makeup brushes/applicators in new makeup
Never use your old makeup applicators on your new makeup products because bacteria can grow and build up in your makeup tools and you might just transfer them in your new makeup products, so it’s important to change your applicators and makeup regularly.
Store makeup properly
Keep your makeup products away from extreme heat, this can cause them to dry out or change their texture. Store makeup products in a cool and dry place.
Sharpen eye pencils every after use
Sharpened eyeliners are more precise. At all times, make sure your eyeliner is sharpened like this to avoid any painful scratches on your eyes, remove bacteria from exposure and residue from the previous use.
Make sure your makeup is tightly closed after use
Keep your makeup containers closed right after using them. This will prevent your makeup from dirt, bacteria exposure, and drying.
Clean your makeup brushes regularly
If you’re using separate makeup applicators, make sure to wash each one regularly especially when you use them on a daily basis. Dirt, germs, and old makeup residue may build up within the bristles of your brushes that could cause allergies, irritation, or acne.
Don’t forget to remove your makeup
After a long day, don’t forget to remove your eye makeup before going to bed. The eyes are very sensitive and even the tiniest bit of eyeliner, eyeshadow, or mascara can enter the corners of your eyes, which can cause infections.