Summary: Putting on makeup can be a hassle for contact users. These tips can help make your morning routine that much easier, not to mention safer.
You have probably read, or already know, a lot about how to put on your makeup if you wear eyeglasses. But there are also women who wear contact lenses over glasses on a daily basis. Now, you might think that it is the same process, but there are certain rules you need to follow in order to prevent an infection or irritating your eyeballs.
Always Keep Your Hands Clean
Any time that you insert or remove your contact lenses, always ensure your hands are clean. Place them on before putting anything on like a moisturizer or makeup. The reason being that anything that is Justify on your fingers can easily transfer onto the lenses, which can cause problems in the future. Also, you want to make sure your hands are always dry. Tap water has the potential to contain parasites and other nasty critters which can be extremely dangerous to the eyes, so you never want your contact lenses to come into contact with tap water.
Always Use Oil-Free Products
Around your eyes, oil-free products can be the difference-maker in terms between clean, healthy eyes, and infected ones. Oils that are commonly found in eye shadows or creams can sometimes find their way through the contours of your face and into your eyes. Your lenses may attract the oil and turn them into a cloudy mess.
Be Cautious with Mascara
No woman likes to see clumpy mascara, but it becomes more of a problem if they wear contacts. Excess particles and clumps can easily fall into the eyes and become trapped underneath the lenses, which is extremely uncomfortable and can cause problems. Lens.com, an experienced contact lens supplier, recommends that contact users stick to volumizing and traditional lengthening mascaras as opposed to the ones with fiber particles.
Dailies are Highly Recommended
Many opticians recommend daily contact lenses for a number of reasons. They provide the user with comfort due to the fact that they are replaced after every use, and the user does not need to worry about maintenance or cleaning. They may be a bit more expensive than biweeklies, but they are definitely worth the price. Many women who have switched over to dailies have experienced a decrease in redness and irritation. And, it’s good to know that if makeup ever enters the contact lens, the user can easily just toss it away and switch to a new one.