Women’s Beauty Habits Causes Eye Infection

Research by the College of Optometrists has revealed that women's beauty habits are putting their eye health at risk.

Despite recommendations that eye make-up should be thrown away after six months, one in four women continues to use bacteria-ridden products that are over four years old.

A quarter of those surveyed confessed to sharing eye make-up with friends and family, even though one in 10 admitted to frequently suffering from conditions such as conjunctivitis, said the College.

Welsh women were the worst culprits. A third admitted to owning eye make-up that was over four years old while women in their late 30s and early 40s had the oldest make-up bags one in five admitted to using make-up that was over five years old.

Dr Susan Blakeney, optometric adviser to the College, said: 'Mascara can be a breeding ground for bacteria, so it's not surprising we've found nearly half of women suffer from itchy, watery and red eyes.'

Link [www.opticianonline.net/Articles/2007/06/08/18652/Old+make-up+causes+eye+infection.html]


One Response to “Women’s Beauty Habits Causes Eye Infection”

  1. Beauty Skin and Sun Care Says:

    It is important to be careful with skin care products, anti-aging serums, lotions, moisturizers, and eye creams when applying and/or using near the eye.

    Thanks for the tip.

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