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Beauty Hacks for Your Eyes

In this profession, we see a lot of eyes. Because we see so many, it comes to no one’s surprise that we are up to date on the latest and greatest beauty trends for eyes.

We are, of course, eye doctors, so the tips we’re about to give you prioritize your eye health while still making you look wonderful.

Make a Statement

We’ve already talked about the dangers of lash extensions. Instead, if you want to draw focus to your eyes, eyeliner is the way to go.

Although some popular styles suggest that you should apply eyeliner to your water line, you should avoid this at all costs. Putting any makeup in your eye can increase your risk of eye infections. Instead, make sure to use a vibrant eyeliner just beneath the edge of your lid.

Bonus tip: If you’re using liquid eyeliner, make sure to throw it away after three months. For pencils, be sure to toss them every two years and sharpen them so that you don’t need to apply excessive pressure.

Think with Color

Are you familiar with the color wheel? It’s basically a circle of colors that shows which complement which. Colors that are across from each other are complimentary, which means they make each other pop.

When picking the best shade of eye shadow for your eyes, reference the wheel. By choosing complimentary colors, your eyes will stand out and will be accentuated by the contrast.

  • Blue is the opposite of orange. If you have blue eyes, wear warm orange and bronze tones to really make your eyes pop.
  • Brown eyes are the most versatile and can rock almost any shade. For a daring and bold look, deep purples and cool tones are the way to go.
  • Green is across from red on the wheel. Since red isn’t the most subtle of color choices, try pink for a natural look that will still highlight your natural eye color.

If you’re looking to enhance your eye color more, speak with your eye doctor about prescription colored contacts. Don’t fall for websites online that sell a one-size-fits-all solution. These can be damaging to your eyes and can even cause blindness. Instead, schedule and appointment, and get color enhancement the safe way.

Bonus tip: Clean your makeup brushes regularly to keep contaminates out of your eyes.

Keep it Clean

Always take out your contacts and then remove your eye makeup before going to bed. When you do, use an eye makeup remover and dab at your eyes, instead of scrubbing. That keeps makeup from getting in your eye.

The skin around your eyes is fragile and extremely thin, so take special care of it. Whenever you touch the skin around your eye, be sure that your hands are clean and that you also use your ring finger. This is the gentlest finger on your hand, so it runs a lower risk of bruising your skin.

Bonus tip: While we’re talking eye safety, it’s important to note that you shouldn’t store makeup in the bathroom. Bathrooms are warm and damp, which is a great breeding ground for bacteria. Store your supplies somewhere dry, and make sure to keep caps and lids firmly affixed.

Put Health First

All of these beauty tips are great, but the most essential part of taking care of your eyes is keeping them healthy. Even the best mascara won’t offset an eye infection.

Make sure to schedule regular eye exams to check for signs of any conditions. If you ever think your eyes feel uncomfortable, or if you’re concerned about discharge or another symptom, get in to see an eye doctor. It’s best to catch circumstances like this early on before they can create lasting damage.

Our team loves helping you feel confident in your vision. Schedule an appointment with us today to learn more about how to rock your style while protecting your eyes.