Does Mascara Irritate Your Eyes? Here’s Why

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If you are anything like me, certain products affect your eyes. My overall skin (by skin I mean other parts of my body) is fine with anything. I can apply Aveeno after a bath, or coconut oil and still feel great and silky. But when it comes to my eyes, I am such high maintenance. From the primer, to the shadow itself and then the mascara, it has to be free of certain ingredients for me to be able to use it. Even then, I have to free my eyes from the sun after all this make up is done. I have used everything from cheapies, (covergirl and l’oreal) to highend (esteelauder and chanel). In the end the mascara that works for me is the “Benefit, they are real mascara). This is not a paid ad, it is just the product that works for me Somewhat pricey, but at least I will not be having a headache or some sort of irritation after application, and for that, I am willing to pay a few more dollars. In any case, a professional might have answered the question for us all. Her advice below;
Q: Suddenly, mascara seems to irritate my eyes. But I’m a blonde and I need it! Help!

It isn’t uncommon to have an allergic reaction to specific fragrances or pigments in mascara, says New York City optometrist Andrea Thau. Her suggestions: Try a hypoallergenic mascara and makeup remover; apply an eye makeup primer to create a barrier between the mascara and your eyelid; and avoid blue and purple shades, as they’re made with an ingredient that’s considered allergenic. And don’t forget to remove your makeup before bed!

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