Tuesday, June 26, 2018

I Was Tested for Dry Eye... & It Was So Simple!!

Burning, itching red eyes. We have all seen the commercials for eye drops that offer relief from these symptoms. But have you ever wondered if these symptoms are stemming from actual Dry Eye Disease or Syndrome? 

I never really thought about it much until recently. I have noticed I rub my eyes a lot, and they are often irritated.  Is it because I have dry eye? I spend so much time looking at a monitor and phone, could that be what does it? I decided to quit playing the guessing game and find out! 

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

How to keep your eye safe from Makeup

Your eyes are precious!! Here are some tips for avoiding infection and abrasions from your makeup!

1. Keep it to yourself! Your mom always said you should share but in this case it is an absolute no no!! Sharing eye makeup means sharing bacteria and disease. No matter who it is!!

2. Keep it outside the line! Keeping your liner to the outside of the lash line prevents abrasions to the lids and eye. Applying to the waterline increases the chance that particles will migrate into the tear film over the cornea . This increases your chance of infection and irritation.

3. Keep sharp!
Keep your liner sharp so that the line is more precise. This will help lessen the chance to scratches to your eyes. Also make sure there are no wooden splinters left behind when you sharpen and that it sharpened evenly on all sides.

4. Keep it Fresh! Replacing all eye makeup every 3-4 months avoids bacterial infection. Also avoid products that have expired. A good rule of thumb with mascara is when it develops an odor or clumps. If you have had an eye infection ditch it all and start over!

5. Keep it still! Applying make up in a moving car is dangerous! Even more so if you happen to be the one driving! Save this for when you are out of the car and have reached your destination. Pot holes, sudden stops and accelerations are not your friend when you have a sharp liner, brush or mascara wand near the eye!

6. Keep it clean! Make sure you have removed all makeup at the end of the day. We know destroying that work of art that took you two hours to achieve is hard to do, But you will avoid infection and irritation by doing so. Pay close attention to the corners where mascara and liner can collect. Even shadow poses the threat of abrasion or irritation.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

7-11 Eyeliner.... I tried it for a day!!

Eyeliner from a convenient store line? What? 

Did you know that your local 7-11 has its very own makeup line now?? That is right you can color coordinate that slurpee mouth with lips to match!