Wearing contact lenses on a daily basis takes a certain skill, to be able to touch your eyeballs and wear the lenses correctly. For some people it’s stressful enough, let alone adding makeup to the equation!
If you have sensitive teary eyes from makeup or contact lenses, or simply want to make your routine more hygienic follow these steps and you’ll thank us later!
- Wash. your. hands. first
As simple as this sounds, people seem to neglect it sometimes thinking that not washing their hands once won’t do instant damage. Think again! Eyes are extremely sensitive, and the fastest way to transfer bacteria and infections is by putting contaminated contact lenses on the eye ball all day long.
- Make sure to put your contact lenses first, and makeup second.
While some people still put their lenses after applying makeup, it’s actually more hygienic to put the lenses first, to avoid ruining your makeup with teary eyes, and reduce the chance of getting makeup on the lenses which would cause irritation.
- Try using daily contact lenses
Daily lenses are widely available in the market now. By putting fresh lenses every day before applying makeup, you highly reduce the chances of transferring bacteria, causing allergy or infections. If you don’t use daily lenses, then all you have to do is be extra cautious and clean with your long-use lenses.
- Use creamy products instead of powdery products
Whether foundation, eyeshadow, or blush, make sure you choose creamy products, because they’re easier to apply, and have less chances of getting powder into your eyes. Compressed powder products are also a good option.
- Avoid applying eyeliner on your lid ledge.
Putting eyeliner there can pop your makeup more, but you really need to avoid it. That area is very sensitive and has a lot of tear and oil glands. If it gets blocked by makeup, it will cause your eyes to dry up, and risk your lenses to get dirty.
- Don’t apply your mascara too close!
While we usually apply mascara from the roots up, if you’re wearing contact lenses you should start applying it mid lashes up. This reduces small flakes from entering your eyes, which can get stuck behind your lenses, causing irritation and possible infections.
- Remove your contact lenses before cleaning your makeup.
Always remove the lenses first. otherwise you will damage your lenses by scratching the surface, get them dirty or irritate your eyes.