Ensure you don’t go to bed with your eye makeup on, experts recommend. According to a new study, a woman that had the lazy habit of not removing her mascara before bedtime developed some strange concretions under her eyelids which could have caused vision loss.
Theresa Lynch from Australia has been a heavy make-up user, but she rarely removed her mascara before sleep. After 25 years of applying the product religiously, she started feeling that she had something in her eyes.
She decided to go see a doctor to see what’s wrong. Surgeon Dana Robaei, who treated the woman, published a study about the case in the journal Ophthalmology last month.
Remove Your Mascara Before Bedtime or This Could Be You
The doctor said she found “multiple darkly pigmented subconjunctival concretions” under the woman’s eyelids. The concretions were eroding the surface of the eyes, which in time could have led to blindness. The concretions were buildups of mascara embedded into the Australian patient’s eyelids (see photo).
So, ensure that you don’t sleep in your makeup no matter how tempting that may be. In the long run, it doesn’t pay off. Also, not removing makeup before bedtime can cause pimples, infections, and irritation.
In addition, ensure that you don’t share your mascara with anyone. Think of it as your toothbrush. Sharing the mascara can lead to serious eye infections as nasty bugs can get from your friends’ eyes to yours.
What’s more, don’t touch your eyelids with the liner, as bacteria from the liner can get into your eyeballs. Experts also recommend not sleeping with your contact lenses on or using old contact lenses as bacteria can build up despite changing the solution regularly.