Sometimes we might not even realize it but using outdated makeup or even sharing cosmetics with others can lead to unforeseen eye issues, like allergic reactions or infections.
The Problem with Old Makeup
Every year countless women obtain an eye issue from their cosmetics. Our eyelashes contain bacteria on them which means that every time a mascara brush or other utensil touches them, they too are contaminated. Over time, these bacteria lead to contaminated containers too.
Old or shared makeup products can also help spread viral infections between people. Pink eye is a common virus passed easily between two people when they share makeup or utensils, which can lead to swelling or discharge from the eyes.
What Can You Do?
There are simple steps to take in order to prevent eye complications caused by using old makeup or sharing with another person.
If you develop an eye issue stop using your makeup and throw it away immediately. It’s important to not use old makeup containers. The risk of infection is reduced if you get new makeup every few months, especially if you haven’t used a specific one for a long time.
Anything that you put close to your eyes should be kept in a clean place where they don’t get dust or other debris on them. Plus, before you start applying makeup make sure your hands are clean.