1. Wear contact lenses,
2. Have dry or sensitive eyes,
3. Have allergies which affect your eyes,
4. Suffer eyestrain from long hours reading or at the computer, and/or
5. Wear eye makeup daily (especially long wear/waterproof products)?
If you said yes to any of the above, you need to read this article. Then share with people you know who have similar concerns.
In the course of writing Top Two Removers for Long Wear Makeup Products and Want People to Notice Your Eyes, Not Your Makeup?, I came across some fascinating - disturbing even - information about eye makeup and eye health.
It was so "eye opening" that, as I started going over my notes this morning, I took a break to thoroughly cleanse my face. Mind you, I had just gotten out of the shower. I had cleansed my face before bed last night. That has been my normal routine for ages - until today.
If you remove your makeup properly at the end of the day, put on your nighttime skincare products, and go straight to bed, wouldn't you think a gentle rinse in the shower or at the sink would be sufficient in the morning? If you said yes, you'd be wrong.
Think of the eyelid as a windshield wiper. Its job is to keep the eye's surface sparkly clean and free of dust and debris. You don't even have to press a special button to release cleaning fluid. The eyelid does this automatically 24/7. Plus, the solution released by your eyelids does not just clean, it also protects.
Do you think the eye's cleaning fluid I'm referring to is tears? If you said yes, you'd be partly right. The component of tears which I'm writing about might be contaminated by your makeup products and makeup removal technique.
Please come back tomorrow for Part 2 of Are You Harming Your Eyes with Eye Makeup? to learn what you need to do.