How to Avoid An Eye Infection This Halloween

Eye Care Clarkston, MIOne of the last things that you’ll want to wake up with after Halloween is a nasty eye infection. And although we can’t guarantee that this won’t happen, there are a few easy things that you can do to prevent against you getting one. Let’s take a closer look at a few tips that we have for you.

Use Clean Eye Makeup Brushes

You may not know this but you should be cleaning your eye makeup brushes every couple of weeks. Bacteria and germs that are on your eyelids and around your eyes can spread easily and if you keep using the same dirty brush over and over again it makes you more susceptible to eye infections.

Don’t Share Makeup

Even though sharing costume makeup may save you and your friends a lot of money this Halloween, it can also lead to things like eye infections. For instance, if one of your friends has an eye infection that they don’t’ know about and you share the same eyeliner and eyeshadow, you are more than likely going to get the infection.

Get New Mascara

Mascara wands are one of the number one places that germs and bacteria like to hang out on. Before you start using the same mascara you’ve been using for the past year as part of your Halloween costume, go get a new tube. On average, you should be getting a new mascara every two to three months to avoid bacterial infections.

Even though an eye infection may help you look a little spooky the day after Halloween, it’s not something that anyone really wants to experience. If you are interested in learning more about eye infections and how you can avoid getting one, schedule an appointment with us at either our Pontiac or Clarkston office and call us at (248) 334-4931.

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