Red eyes, itchiness, sensitivity, irritation… peeps with sensitive eyes are all too familiar with these problems. It doesn’t always have to be this way. There are ways to find relief whether your eyes are irritated from wearing contact lenses, dry air-conditioning or seasonal allergies. Here are five of the best tips and hacks for women with sensitive eyes.
Brush up on your tools
Bacteria and dirt can pile up on your makeup tools, brushes and sponges (and your fingers) and this, in turn, can lead to bacteria that can perpetuate the side effects of sensitive eyes. It can make all the difference to regularly wash your makeup tools and apparatus with soap, shampoo and to dry them off before using them.
Quality in, quality out
The quality of the eye-products you use drastically influences the final outcome. We suggest Maybelline Snapscara for particularly sensitive eyes because it is a wax-free mascara that comprises a clump-free formula for clean volume, defined, smooth lashes and no irritating flakes. It’s super-easy to remove without rubbing or tugging too, making it ideal for irritable eyes.
Take proactive steps
Lancôme Confort Hydrating Micellar Water gently does its bit to remove dirt and impurities. It is your go-to for refreshed, soothed and revitalised eyes once you’ve removed your makeup. While you’re at it, try out Lancôme Eau Micellaire Confort, a hydrating rose micellar water that hydrates skin, eliminating that tight feeling after removing your makeup. There’s no need to rinse it off either. For best results, complete your gentle cleansing regimen with Lancôme Tonique Confort.
There are many elite brands that specialise in products for sensitive eyes. If you have sensitive eyes, always opt for paraben-free and hypoallergenic products. This way your eyes get soothing relief when you need it the most.
As an added tip, wash your hands thoroughly and use an antihistamine eye drop before you start applying your eye makeup. A little trial and error, along with sound advice from makeup experts, will help you to find something that works for you and your eyes.