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Contact Lenses and Makeup: Advice from your Lambertville, NJ Eye Care Practitioner

For those who wear contacts there are a few guidelines that should be followed when it comes to applying cosmetics. Below are some professional pointers for ways to ensure your eyes remain looking great and safe.

Buying Makeup

Even before we discuss how to apply makeup, eye care professionals recommend that you use only cosmetics that are free of oils and fragrances. Further, to prevent flaking and smearing, which could result in bothering your contacts, use waterproof mascara and eyeliner. Lastly it's important to replace makeup used around your eyes frequently - ideally replace mascara each month, liners after three months and eye shadows every 6 months.

Tips on The Safe Application of Makeup

Be careful to rinse your hands thoroughly before putting in your contacts. Put on eye shadow, liner and mascara carefully so you won't touch your contacts. Try not to touch mascara or eye liner to the lid inside the lashes and apply mascara from the center of the eyelashes as opposed to the bottom near the lid. Don't share makeup with others or put makeup on when the eyes are swollen or irritated.

In addition to cleaning off cosmetics every day try to be proactive and opt for glasses when dying or treating your hair with any sort of chemical.

Adhering to these guidelines when applying makeup during contact use can avoid irritated, itchy or infected eyes as well as scratches, breaks or breakdown of lenses.

When your eyes are red or irritated don't put on makeup. Don't hesitate to contact your eye care practitioner if you experience any redness, discomfort, or inflammation. Our Lambertville, NJ eye doctor will be glad to help you with any contact lens issues that are troubling you.

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