by Optoplus / December 2019
With the holiday season upon us, dust off your sequins and get ready to celebrate the end of the year with a bang! You can even start planning your night’s makeup, the one that will make your look pop! Short on time? OPTOPLUS has you covered! We created two tutorials specifically suited for glasses wearers so you too can create glamorous holiday looks:
Nights out this time of the year usually end quite late. Despite being tired, eye hygiene should not be overlooked. Taking the time to remove your makeup is more important than you may think. In fact, one simple step will help you avoid many complications such as infections, adverse reactions and skin rashes.
Some Steps to Help Foster Ocular Hygiene
To avoid infections, adverse reactions or any other problems that may be caused by makeup, it is important to practice proper hygiene. Not only with your cosmetic products but your personal hygiene as well.
It is important to thoroughly wash your hands before using any cosmetic products. Should one of your eyes have a contagious infection, we strongly recommend disinfecting all cosmetic products that may have come in contact with your eye. It may also be necessary to discard the contaminated products completely. Considering its contagious nature, you run the risk of spreading the infection to the other eye or even worsening the affected eye if you do not take the necessary precautions. Therefore, it is important to keep your cosmetic use to yourself and not borrow or share with others.
Is makeup removal really an option? Just like brushing your teeth, makeup removal must be part of your daily routine. Obviously, there will be no harm if you forget to remove your makeup once, but not routinely removing your makeup will result in harmful effects on your skin and eyes. Here are a few examples:
- Clogged Pores : all makeup seeps into pores. The same goes for the eye area. If you do not take the time to cleanse your skin properly, your pores will become clogged, some may even become enlarged, produce sebum and cause pimples. As for your eyes, a chalazion could form along your lashes.
Dull Skin : clogged pores cause lack of hydration and your skin will quickly lose its natural glow.
Wrinkles : your skin cannot reap the benefits your moisturizer has to offer if it is applied to dirty skin which, in turn, causes fine lines and wrinkles.
Our Must-Haves to Make Your Life Easier
To make the day-to-day more enjoyable, it is important to select products that are not only suitable for your skin, but also for your lifestyle. If you are short on time, why not combine makeup removal and cleansing? Do you wish for a product that will allow you to remove eye debris and makeup while maintaining eyelid and eyelash health? I-LID ‘N LASH wipes by I-MED PHARMA are the answer to your prayers. This all-in-one product is paraben-free and contains hyaluronic acid as well as moisturizing ingredients with added glycerin. These ingredients are soothing and will not burn or irritate sensitive skin. They also help increase the effectiveness of tears and reduce extraocular inflammation.
There are two products available, in two distinct colours:
White and Blue Packaging : water-based, suitable for everyone. This product is also ideal for use with lash extensions.
White and Green Packaging : : formulated with 5% tea tree oil, an essential oil often used for its antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, cleansing and moisturizing properties; ideal for treating dry eyes and skin infections. This product is suitable for those suffering from symptoms associated with blepharitis, MGD (Meibomian gland dysfunction), rosacea and demodex.
You now have all the tools required to achieve your holiday look and the hygiene steps required to keep up with your hectic pace. Should you have any questions on hygiene or ocular health, make an appointment with your optometrist at the OPTOPLUS. eyecare clinic nearest you. Our professionals will gladly guide you and answer any questions you may have.
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