Friday, December 31, 2021

Can Mascara Irritate your Eyelids?

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Eye makeup including mascara can irritate your eyes or skin. Basically, the ingredients of mascara are the main reason that can cause swollen or puffy eyelids. If mascara flakes or migrates off your lashes and into the eyes then your eyes can get inflammation. Today in this post we will clear some queries related to eyes concerning eyes.


What ingredient in Mascara Causes Allergic Reaction?

Mascara includes ingredients yellow carnauba wax, colophony, phenylenediamine, shellac, quaternium-22, yellow and black iron oxides, and nickles. The literature reports on mascara describe the specific ingredients that can cause an allergic reaction to the eyes. 

The Parabens Preservatives are considered harmful which are included in cosmetics to increase their shelf life. So Parabens Preservatives include ingredients Propylene glycol, Retinyl Acetate, Aluminum Powder, Coal Tar Dyes, Fragrance, Formaldehyde Releasing Preservatives, BHT, and BHA. These are the ingredients that are considered unsafe and should not involve in cosmetics. Try to use non-toxic and natural mascaras that are considered as safe.

How do you know if you are Allergic to Mascara?

If you are suffering from any of the following symptoms it means that it is just because of cosmetics that you are currently using.
  • Redness
  • Itching
  • Allergy
  • Rashes
  • Inflammation
  • Small blisters in some cases
These are the common symptoms that you can face after using mascara. An allergic reaction from mascara takes 2 to 4 weeks to clear up on the face or skin.

Possible Conditions to get Infection from Mascara

The big and main reason for getting an infection from mascara is the ingredients that I have discussed above paragraph. The other common reasons are:

Contact Lenses

If you wear contact lenses that mascara can get trapped between the lens and eyes and your eyes can get an infection. Try to not use contact lenses while using mascara or any other eye makeup.


Some people have very sensitive skin and are allergic to cosmetics. So they should try to use natural and non-toxic cosmetics which are very safe.

Old Mascara

After using old mascara your eyes can get infections such as conjunctivitis or pink eye. Especially, mascara and eyeliner provide a moist environment to the bacteria around the eyes. Therefore you should not use at least three months old cosmetics.

In case of any severe or long-term infection, you should see an eye specialist doctor to treat it.

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