Is there any specific way how you remove eye makeup? Can it have harmful effects on your eyes if not done properly? The answer to both these questions is ‘yes’. The way you remove your eye makeup can affect your eyes. There are certain rules on how to do it properly. Read on and find out.
The main issue with not removing eye makeup the right way is that it damages the eyes’ protective film. On the eyelids, you have small glands, which produce tears. A thin tear layer covers up your eyes constantly, moisturizes them and protects them.
If you do not remove eye makeup the right way, these glands run a risk of getting blocked. As a result, tears can no longer form a film over the eye and so it gets dried up. This causes irritation in the eyes and can even result in discomfort while wearing contact lenses.
Some women prefer natural removers, while others use ready made makeup removers. However, in both cases some leftovers of remover mixed with makeup continue to stay on the lids. When you wink your eye, your upper lid spreads all this stuff in your eye. This can lead to serious damage to the eyes.
So, what is the ideal way to remove eye makeup? First of all, avoid using waterproof makeup. It cannot be easily removed. If you are wearing regular makeup, the best way to clean it off is by washing it with a face wash.
You should close your eyes, take some face wash on your palms and then rub your hands enough to get lather.
Now, apply it on your face and massage for some time. Properly clean the upper surface of the closed eyelids. This would remove all the particles of makeup off them.
Never use any scrubs for the skin under your eyes. The particles of these scrubs can get into your eyes and stay there for long, causing irritation. If your makeup doesn’t come off, you may use a mild makeup remover.
But, every time you use it, follow up by cleaning the area under your eyes with a soft soap. This would wash off both your makeup and makeup remover.