(HealthDay News) -- Most women use eye makeup, but it does carry some risk, the American Academy of Ophthalmology says.
The academy suggests how to use eye makeup safely:
- Infection-causing bacteria may grow in creamy or liquid eye makeup. So throw any unused eye makeup away after three months.
- If you develop an eye infection, immediately throw out all eye makeup.
- Never share eye makeup.
- If you tend to be allergic, introduce only one new eye makeup product at a time.
- Only apply makeup to clean eyelids. Apply it outside the lash line, away from the eye, to avoid blocking the oil glands of the upper or lower eyelid.
- Never apply makeup while in a moving vehicle.
- Do not separate mascara-clumped lashes with sharp items.
- If you have dry eyes, avoid metallic/glitter, powder or other makeup that flakes.
- Remove all eye makeup before sleeping.