eye safety tipsLet’s face it: you love the look and feel of a smoky eye, bright new eye shadow, and a full fringe of mascara. If there’s a new eye makeup trend, you’re the first person to try it – and you never leave the house without rocking the latest eye makeup style.

If this sounds familiar to you, you may consider yourself a bona fide beauty addict – but if you’re not careful with the health and safety of your eyes, you could end up with an infection or an eye injury.

At NewView Laser Eye Center in Reston, VA – also serving the greater D.C. area – Dr. Jacqueline Griffiths and her staff are committed to providing patients with the healthy habits they need to maintain their eye health. While we’re not suggesting that you curb your beauty habit – after all, a smoky eye looks fantastic! – it is important to ensure that your eye makeup is clean and that you’re removing your make-up properly. This can not only help you maintain your ocular health, but it can make it possible for you to keep rocking those eye trends for years to come.

So what can you do to keep your eyes healthy? Here are some cosmetic eye safety tips for beauty addicts:

  • Make sure you’re aware of any eye allergies you might have. If you suffer from an infection or allergy as a result of an allergen in your beauty products, contact your eye doctor right away. This can help you treat the allergies as well as identify the allergen that causes your eye irritation. Once you do find the cause, be sure to toss the make-up in favor of more allergy-friendly products.
  • Make sure that your fingers and face are clean before applying your eye makeup. This can help reduce the chances that you’ll get an eye infection.
  • Hold your makeup products steadily when applying them to the eye area. This can minimize the possibility that you’ll accidentally poke yourself in the eye.
  • Remove all makeup at night before you go to bed, no matter how tired you may feel. Use a gentle makeup remover that’s formulated specifically for eyes, and wipe away any remnants with a soft cloth.

By using these cosmetic eye safety tips, you can ensure that your eyes can continue to rock the latest trends. After all, an eye infection or eye injury is never in style! If you have any questions about an eye condition or problem please fill out the form in the top left corner or call 703-834-9777.