As the Christmas party season gets underway, millions of women are set to ‘glam up’ to celebrate the festivities, buying new outfits, visiting the hairdresser and applying just the right amount of make up to achieve this winter’s most fashionable looks.
Yet ahead of the obligatory office parties and family gatherings, an independent optician in Cleckheaton,West Yorkshire is warning of the risks old cosmetics pose to women’s eye health.
Under the EyeLove My Local Independent Optician campaign, Openshaw Opticians is encouraging women to throw out old eye make up, or face the
festive season at risk of developing unsightly eye infections.
Steve Dando, a spokesperson for Openshaw Opticians Cleckheaton, said: “’Out with the old and in with the new’ must be the motto women apply to their make up during the biggest party season of the year.
“Old cosmetics, especially water based products like mascara and liquid eye liner, harbour bacteria, which thrives in wet conditions. If make up is
used past the recommended use by date, women increase their risk of contracting eye
infections including styes and conjunctivitis.
“As a rule, mascara and liquid eye liner should be discarded three to six months after opening, with all other eye make up being replaced on a regular basis.”
The Eye Love My Local Independent Optician campaign, recommends five tips to maintain eye health during the Christmas party season:
For additional tips and advice on taking care of your eyes, and to find out more about the Eye Love My Local Independent
Optician campaign, visit www.eyelovelocal.co.uk, where you can also locate your nearest independent optician.