Wear Eye Makeup Safely

 

Hygiene and application techniques are important factors when wearing eye makeup. Follow the tips below to ensure your eyes stay healthy and beautiful.

  • Wash hands before handling your cosmetic bag or cosmetics to keep the cases free of germs.
  • Replace cosmetics frequently. Mascara and eyeliner should be replaced every 3 months at a minimum.
  • Wash brushes, applicators, and lash curlers often.
  • Never use a pencil for both eyes and lips.
  • Never share makeup. Ensure clinical hygiene is maintained when sampling makeup.
  • Never use water or saliva to thin clumpy mascara.
  • Apply makeup only to the external part of the eye (outside the lash line). Do not apply eye liner to the “water line”.
  • Never apply makeup to a red or irritated eye. If symptoms persist for more than 24 hours or you have pain, discharge, or light sensitivity, see your eye doctor.
  • Always replace eye makeup after an eye infection.
  • Remove eye makeup every night. Do NOT use waterproof formulations. Sterilid and Ocusoft Foaming Cleanser are OTC products well suited for cleaning the exterior part of the eye.
  • Patients can develop allergies at any point in time, even to a product they have used for years. If you have redness, itchiness, or flaking of the skin, discontinue makeup and see your eye doctor. They can treat the inflammation and help guide you on how to reintroduce products one at a time. Add new products one at a time to monitor for allergenicity.
  • Never multi-task while applying makeup near the eye or tweezing, and never apply makeup in a moving vehicle. Corneal abrasions are painful and can lead to serious infections or corneal scarring.

Our Locations

Tysons Corner

Location:

8138 Watson St
Tysons, VA 22102

Phone Number:

703-827-5454

OFFICE HOURS:

Monday through Friday
8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Arlington

Location:

1715 N. George Mason Drive
Suite 206
Arlington, VA 22205

Phone Number:

703-525-4411

OFFICE HOURS:

Monday through Friday
8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Rockville

Location:

5842 Hubbard Drive
Rockville, MD 20852

Phone Number:

301-770-6888

OFFICE HOURS:

Hours: Monday 8:30 - 12:00 Tuesday closed
Wednesday 8:30 - 12:00
Thursday 8:30- 5:00
Friday closed.

Contact Us

Top Doc 19Top Doc 2019Top Doctors 2018 - 2020Premier Surgeon
(877) 234-2020
Schedule an Appointment
contact us
pay online
patient portal