Your eyes are a prominent facial feature, which you can further enhance using makeup. With the slightest bit of color, you can get your eyes popping and defining your entire look for the day. However, eyeshadows, eyeliners, mascaras and other eye makeup and their related tools must be used safely.
That is because the eyes’ delicate nature makes them easily susceptible to injuries and irritation. Considering that 10,000 eye injuries happen daily in the US, it would be best to take the necessary precautions, including the safety tips outlined below.
Choose High Quality Products
Choosing high-quality beauty products plays a vital role in ensuring eye safety. Makeup contains chemicals, and although these have been tested for years before their introduction on the market, you never know the potential long-term damage they can cause if you don’t take the necessary precautions. That is why you’re better off sticking with high-quality makeup brands or products.
Sometimes, people are tempted to go for cheaper eye makeup products, but experience has taught many how that can go wrong in no time.
Although they may be easy on the pocket, they may lead to other issues in the long run if they consist of unapproved and untested makeup ingredients that get into the eyes. Sometimes, paying a little more for your eye makeup is worth it.
Apply Your Lash Glue with Precision
If you love using lash extensions, this point is worth noting. Fixing your favorite eyelashes requires professionalism to ensure a good job is done and to make them look as natural as possible.
You must also ensure that you use lash glue accurately to apply extensions to your natural lashes quickly and safely. The right way to do it is to apply a small amount of glue to the lash band first. Do not apply the lash extensions immediately after squirting the glue on them.
It is advisable to wait a few seconds for the lash glue to settle before proceeding to attach the extensions. This precautionary step prevents glue from leaking into your eyes during the attachment process.
You will need to exercise the same level of caution during the removal process. Avoid pulling on the lash extension band to get them off, as that increases eye injury risk. Instead, use an appropriate lash glue remover to dissolve the adhesive.
Practice Good Hand and Tool Hygiene
Anything used for eye makeup application must be kept clean and away from bacteria growth. So whether you use your fingers, brushes, or another applicator, you cannot underestimate the importance of hygiene in your eye makeup routine. Dirty fingers and bruises can introduce bacteria into your eyes and cause severe infections.
According to an Eyecare Live report, Blepharitis and Stye are common health issues resulting from poor eye makeup measures. Fortunately, you can avoid this by cleaning your makeup tools regularly.
Better yet, always wash your hands before applying your makeup, even when you will use applicators. Bacteria can be easily transferred from your hands to the tools, causing problems in the long run.
Another noteworthy point is to avoid sharing eye makeup products with others to reduce the risk of cross-contamination. Hopefully these safety tips for eye makeup will keep your eyes looking amazing and also keep them healthy.
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