3 Healthy Makeup Habits for Contact Lens Wearers

You need to make sure that you have safe and healthy makeup habits, especially if you wear contact lenses.
Woman applying contact lens in bathroom

For anyone who enjoys wearing makeup, the goal is to enhance natural beauty. However, when it comes to wearing makeup, achieving a beautiful look isn’t the only thing that matters. You also need to make sure that you have safe and healthy makeup habits, especially if you wear contact lenses.

Practicing healthy makeup habits helps you protect your skin and eyes from irritation, allergies, and infections.

Unsure whether or not you have healthy makeup habits? Don’t worry because we can help you. If you wear contact lenses, always keep in mind these are three healthy makeup habits:

Wash Your Hands

When wearing makeup with contact lenses, the most important habit you need to practice is washing your hands.

Always wash your hands before you handle your contact lenses, touch your eyes, or apply your makeup. Proper handwashing eliminates bacteria from your hands that, if you inadvertently transfer to your eyes, can cause eye infections.

To ensure that your hands are free from germs and bacteria, follow these handwashing steps:

  1. Wash your hands with warm water and mild (and unscented if possible) antibacterial soap. You don’t want any harsh chemicals or fragrances sticking to your hands and transferring to your contact lenses.
  2. Rub your hands together for at least 20 seconds and remove any dirt under your fingernails.
  3. Rinse your hands until no soap residue remains.
  4. Wipe your hands dry with fresh paper towels.

Put in Your Contact Lenses Before Applying Makeup, and Take Them Out Before Removing Your Makeup

You must always put your contact lenses in before applying makeup. If you apply makeup first, you risk getting makeup residue on your fingers and transferring them to your eyes, which can cause eye irritation or infection. You can avoid this by just putting in your contact lenses first.

You also need to take out your contact lenses before removing your makeup. Never use makeup remover on your face if you are still wearing contact lenses because the makeup-removing agents can come in contact with your eyes and damage your contact lenses and hurt your eyes.

Choose Your Makeup Products Wisely

Choosing the right makeup is essential for anyone who wears makeup, but it’s even more important for contact lens wearers. Choosing the right makeup prevents you from experiencing eye irritation and infection or damaging your contact lenses.

When shopping for makeup, make sure you read the labels and ingredients carefully. Avoid products that contain too many harsh chemicals or ingredients you can’t even pronounce. Choose makeup that is hypoallergenic and safe for people who have sensitive eyes or wear contact lenses. Hypoallergenic makeup is specially formulated to not cause allergies or irritation, so it’s perfect for contact lens wearers.

Contact lenses contain a significant amount of water. Since oil and water don’t mix, it’s a good idea to use oil-free makeup. This way, you avoid the risk of oil in your makeup accidentally getting into your contact lenses, staining and damaging them, and causing blurry vision.

Conclusion: By following the advice in this post, you’ll not only create a stunning look with your makeup and contact lenses, you’ll also keep your eyes safe and healthy.

Jericho Gonzales
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