You may not realize it, but when it comes to your eyes, few changes come with age.
Dry eye syndrome is one of them.
With the years your eyes produce fewer natural oils and tears.
It can cause redness and irritation in the eyes and make them feel dry all day long -- even when wearing makeup!
Dry eye syndrome is a common problem in women over 50. This condition can be caused by a number of factors, including:
Lack of sleep
Chronic eye strain
Dry air (relevant in winter and in centrally heated offices and homes)
Certain medications such as antihistamines (including Benadryl) and antidepressants are known to cause dry mouth and eyes as side effects.
You might be tempted to throw on some mascara and gloss over your dry, flaky eyelids with a swipe of color.
But should you wear makeup if you have dry eyes?
The answer is: maybe.
While makeup is not the primary cause of dry eyes, it can worsen the situation if you’re not using the right products.
Therefore, in this article, we will discuss everything you should do and avoid to keep your eyes healthy and happy even if you have dry eyes.
The shape of your mascara wand also matters: oversized wands can deposit too much product on sensitive eyelashes and clump them together.
Mascaras with fibers and flaking also aggravate the issue of dry eyes by bothering your sensitive peepers with foreign debris. You DON’T want or need that.
Make-up removers are supposed to eliminate make-up residue. Some take their job too seriously and strip away your natural moisture as well.
Makeup removers that contain alcohol and fragrances can be drying and irritating to the delicate skin around your eyes.
Instead, opt for products with smaller molecules (like glycolic acid) that can penetrate layers of make-up and break down particles more effectively than larger molecules.
The goal is to create a moist environment for your eyes before applying makeup.
You can do this by using a natural moisturizer, like coconut oil which you can apply to your eyelids and lashes to help keep them soft and supple.
Another option is to use a humidifier in your bedroom and in the living room.
Make sure the mascara you use is free of parabens, sulfates, and phthalates (the three ingredients that can cause irritation).
Many mascaras also contain polymers that hold additional water, creating a more viscous liquid and a greater volume of product on the brush. Avoid them!
Also, ensure the products don't contain hydroquinone (a bleaching ingredient) that can redden sensitive eyes.
The other factor you must pay attention to is pH balance. Mascaras that alter the delicate pH of your lashes harm them, and also exacerbate the sensitivity of dry eyes in general.
Hypoallergenic isn’t a term to be taken lightly. Ensure that the mascara you use is tested with people who look like you!! And is deemed safe for them.
Phew! That’s a long list. We know.
PrimeLash Mascara ticks all those checkboxes.
It has all-natural growth-boosting bioactive nutrients and a pH-balanced formula that is gentle on your dry eyes. Since it is hypoallergenic, it doesn’t cause additional irritation.
While make-up remover may appear to have not much in common with dry eyes, in reality it plays a crucial part in the upkeep of your eyes.
Repeated rubbing and tugging, harsh chemical stench -- these are common in poor quality make-up removers that are built for the supple, hardy skin of teens and 20s.
You need to be more discerning. Invest in a product like PrimeSkin Beauty Water that is designed to melt eye make-up away, leaving your lashes and your sensitive eyes protected.
We hope these tips have helped you to understand what causes dry eyes and how to prevent them.
Dry, sensitive eyes are a common problem for women over 50, but they don’t have to be!
With these simple steps, you can make your eyes look beautiful while keeping them healthy and happy.
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