How often should you replace eye makeup?

replace eye makeup often

You should replace eye makeup more often than you think!  Eye makeup can be a breeding ground for many varieties of bacteria including staphylococcus, streptococcus, micrococcus and bacillus.  Mascara, eyeliner and eye shadow should be replaced every three months due to the growth of these organisms.

It is also important to practice clean habits while using makeup:

  • Always keep makeup lids tightly closed.
  • Sharpen eye pencils regularly to remove the outer layer, which may contain bacteria.
  • Be sure to store makeup in a cool, dry area.
  • If you experience any symptoms or signs of an eye infection immediately dispose of all eye makeup and refrain from the use of new products until you have been cleared by an eye doctor.

If your eyes are dry, red, swollen or uncomfortable, please contact our offices so we can get you on the path to healthy eyes!

From the eye doctors, opticians and staff at Rinkov Eyecare Centers. We’ve provided comprehensive eye exams, contact lenses, eyeglasses, sunglasses and medical treatment of eye disease such as cataract treatment in Columbus, Ohio, for over 35 years. Come see an optometrist at one of our Columbus locations – Downtown, West Columbus, Dublin, Westerville and Reynoldsburg.

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*this advice is general in nature and does not constitute an exam. For specific advice, see your eye doctor or healthcare professional.*