Ah! You should pay attention to this if you wear makeup and lenses

18 Apr 2021Updated: 4 hours ago | 52 people are reading

Ah! You should pay attention to this if you wear makeup and lenses

© Maaike Oude Geerdink Aha! You should pay attention here if you wear makeup and lenses

Lenses and makeup do not always go together. Hygiene is therefore extra important, because before you know it there is dirt on your contact lens. And, again, for irritation or even inflammation. Therefore a few small tips in a row. Because: do you first put in lenses or first put on makeup?

1. Hygiene

If you wear lenses, hygiene is extra important. Because you have a faster chance of irritations and infections if you wear contact lenses. So make sure you always wash your hands before you touch your lenses and eyes. Also look carefully at the expiration date of your makeup products and do not lend makeup from others - do not lend your own makeup either.

2. First lenses or first make-up?

If you stand in front of the mirror in the morning, then it's best to put your lenses in first. If you first apply make-up, dirt can get into your eyes faster. Your hands often come into contact with fats and oils while applying makeup. That is why it is wise to first remove your contact lenses at the end of the day and then remove your makeup.

3. It is better not to use these products

Did you know that powder can easily get into your eyes? If you do not wear lenses, you can easily blink this away. But if, for example, you wear daily disposable lenses, this can start to stick under your lenses, which can cause your eyes to get irritated.

Are you an eyeliner fan? Then go for the liquid version. Eye pencil can easily crumble, which can also end up in your eye.

4. Mascara

Prefer not to use waterproof mascara. This mascara can leave very stubborn stains on your lenses. In addition, you should also avoid mascara that 'lengthens' your lashes. Why? This mascara often contains very small fibers (which ensure that your eyelashes become 'longer').

Tip: do not apply your mascara too close to your eyes. Start in the middle and work towards the ends.

5. This way you prevent dry eyes

Everyone has problems with it, but if you wear lenses it is extra annoying. Use a few eye drops before applying your makeup. But be careful not to use too much eye drops, this can cause your makeup to run out.