Prevention of Eye Injuries During Beauty Routines
prevention of eye injuries during beauty routines

Prevention of Eye Injuries During Beauty Routines

July 8, 2024

We all love looking and feeling our best, but who knew a fierce mascara application could turn into a teary disaster? It’s true. Our eyes, despite being windows to the soul, are also pretty delicate. 

So, how can we prevent those unwanted eye injuries during our beauty routines? Fear not, fellow glam warriors, because these simple tips to prevent eye injuries will keep your eyes sparkling (without the tears.)

Preparing for Perfection

1. Cleanliness is Key

Wash your hands with soap and water before touching your face, especially your eyes. This gets rid of any potential bacteria that could cause an infection. Think of it like prepping your canvas before you paint a masterpiece.

2. Brush Buddies

Just like you wouldn’t share your toothbrush, don’t share eye makeup. Brushes and applicators can harbour bacteria, so keep them to yourself. Wash your brushes regularly with a gentle cleanser and warm water. Let them dry completely before using them again.

3. Patch Test Party

We all get excited about trying new products but hold your horses. Before swiping that gorgeous eyeshadow across your lids, do a patch test. Apply a tiny amount to your inner forearm and wait 24 hours. If there’s no redness or irritation, you’re good to go.

4. The Power of “Maybe Later”

If your eyes are feeling itchy, irritated, or red, give your makeup routine a break. Applying products to already-stressed eyes can make things worse. Pamper your eyes with some cool compresses or soothing eye drops until they feel better.

Let’s Talk Application

Lights, camera, steady hand! Applying makeup in good lighting helps you see what you’re doing and avoid accidental jabs with brushes or applicators. Find a well-lit spot, or use a magnifying mirror for extra precision.

  • Put the Brakes on Moving: We’ve all been there, trying to apply eyeliner while rushing out of the door. But hold on. Applying makeup in a moving vehicle or while walking is a big no. Take a few minutes in a safe, stationary spot to avoid any eye mishaps.
  • Less is More: When it comes to eyeliner, especially near the lash line, a gentle touch is best. Avoid dragging the tip too close to your eye or using excessive pressure. It can irritate your eye or even cause scratches on the cornea (the clear dome at the front of your eye).
  • Kohl Caution: Kohl pencils can be a dramatic addition to your look, but be mindful of where you apply them. Avoid lining the inner rim of your eyelid, as this can introduce bacteria directly into your eye.
  • Sharp Things Deserve Respect: Eyelash curlers and eyebrow razors are handy tools, but treat them with care. Make sure the curler pad is clean and not damaged. When using an eyebrow razor, be gentle and follow the natural shape of your brow.

Lash Love, Done Right

  • Don’t Curl on Mascara: Mascara can clump lashes together, making them harder to separate without tugging. Curl your lashes before applying mascara for a safe and beautiful lift.
  • Lash Comb Love: Instead of using a sharp object to separate clumpy mascara, opt for a lash comb. These gentle tools help separate lashes without the risk of scratching your eye.
  • False Lash Faux Pas: Applying false eyelashes can be tricky, but with a little practice, you can master the art. Be careful with the lash glue; avoid getting it too close to your eye. Use tweezers to apply the lashes and ensure they’re securely fastened without poking your eye.

Beyond Makeup

  • Contact Lens Care: If you wear contact lenses, take them out before applying or removing makeup. This helps prevent makeup particles from getting trapped under your lenses and irritating your eyes. Eye safety at home is a must.
  • Say No to Expired Products: Just like food, makeup has an expiration date. Using expired products can irritate your eyes or even cause infections. Regularly check your makeup and trash anything that’s past its prime.
  • Listen to Your Eyes: If you experience any burning, stinging, or redness after using a product, stop using it immediately and consult your doctor. Your eyes are trying to tell you something.

Consult Clarity Laser Vision For More Information

Remember, a little care goes a long way toward keeping your eyes healthy and beautiful. By following these simple tips, you can prevent those unwanted beauty mishaps and rock your look with confidence. Now go forth and conquer your next glam session, but do it safely.

If you find any critical condition with your eyes, remember that Clarity Laser Vision is ready to help. Our in-house eye surgeons in Calgary can consult, give you reliable advice, and treat you with gentle care and the utmost precision.