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Contact Lens Makeup Safety Tips
If your teenage daughter wants to wear contact lenses, you may have some reservations, so get as much information as you can for her when it comes to applying makeup. Contacts are nice because eyeglasses may get in the way if your teen plays sports and girls like their pretty eyes to show instead of being hidden by eyeglasses. Your teen needs to be responsible so that she will take care of them and put on her makeup with eye care in mind. If you misuse cosmetics when wearing contact lenses, you may develop allergies, dry eye, injury, infection, or deposits on the lenses. There are a lot of things you can do to safely put on makeup if you wear contacts. Check out http://www.contact-lenses-4u.net for ideas and here are some tips and product information when it comes to applying makeup safely around the eyes:
Wash your hands prior to putting in each contact, then apply makeup
Dont expose your eyes to water while wearing contacts
Take out the lenses before you remove your makeup. Avoid greasy or oily makeup removers as they may build up on the contact lenses
Avoid getting too close to the eye with any type of makeup
Use makeup that is hypoallergenic to avoid sensitivity. Use only well known trusted brand names
Use water soluble makeup
Dont use waterproof mascara as it may permanently adhere to the lens. Also avoid mascara that contains volume building fibers
Avoid eye shadow that is powder. Use only gel, liquid or cream. Never use eye shadow that is frosted or iridescent. These may contain oyster shells or mica.
Do not use eyeliner that is directly drawn on the rim of the eye. Keep all eyeliner pencils sharp enough so the wood doesnt scratch the surface of the eye
Use pressed powders
Dont use hairspray or other aerosols if you have already put in your lenses. Allow all hairspray to settle before walking into a room that has just been sprayed. Many times hair products can irritate the eyes and they are more susceptible now to problems because you wear contacts.
Keep all nail polish remover and perfumes away from your contacts.
Never swap makeup application sponges or brushes with your friends and wash your application brushes frequently
Dont put on make up if your eyes are already red or swollen, this will only irritate them more
Beware of flaking mascara because pieces of nylon can reach the eye and never purchase mascara refills
Never use saliva or water to thin cosmetics
Never swap your contacts with your friends
Never wear the contacts if they become cracked, chipped or torn
You may want to use an eye wash to remove any excess oils from makeup residual
Replace your cosmetics every six months to avoid bacterial growth
Never apply eye makeup while in a car or worse yet while driving
If your teenager follows a few common sense ways of putting on makeup properly and purchasing the right products, there should be no problems with the contacts, or maintaining eye health and safety.
About the author:
Beverly Marshall is a successful freelance writer offering guidance and suggestions for consumers buying reading glasses, contact lenses, LASIK, safety glasses and more. She gives information and tips to help you save money and make informed buying decisions. Her many articles can be found at http://www.contact-lenses-4u.net
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