When was the last time you changed your mascara? The average lifespan of a mascaras and eyeliners are up to three months. Think about it, these touch your eyeballs everyday. Our eyes are a window into our soul- so putting on eye makeup is a daily ritual for many women. We put on eye shadow, eyeliner and mascara without even thinking about how it actually goes into our eyes. Here are some safety tips for keeping your vision and makeup game in check.
Toss and Replace
The general lifespan for any eye makeup is about 3 months- go through your eye makeup collection, and toss out anything that’s over 3 months. This includes mascara, and eyeliners (pencil, gel, and liquid). Eye shadows can be forgiving with a lifespan of about 2 years. However, make sure to keep all your eye brushes clean and disinfected at least once a week.
Sharing is not caring
If you must share makeup, let your girlfriends borrow you lip gloss and never your eye makeup. Even if you share with a family member, and a close friend, each person has their own level of bacterial flora. It’s like sharing a toothbrush; the other person’s bacteria will transfer to your eyes and vice versa. Keep your eyes healthy and avoid sharing eye makeup.
Stay within the lines
Try to avoid applying your eye makeup inside your eyeballs. Apply your eyeliner on the outside of your lash line to avoid it touching your eye. A sharp pencil is going to be more precise in applying your makeup as well as making sure the product avoids touching your eye. In the case of an eye infection, toss out all your eye makeup to prevent bacteria spreading. A quick tip, keep your eyeliner pencil sharpened.
Take it all off
Always make sure you go to bed with all of your makeup off- specifically eye makeup. After washing your face, take a q-tip to make sure every single trace of your eye makeup is gone. This will prevent any speck of makeup into seeping into your eyeballs causing an infection.