How to Remove Makeup From Around the Eyes

  • Vaseline is a very effective makeup remover. It’s lubricating, soothing to skin and helps makeup slide off without unnecessary tugging and pulling.
  • Baby shampoo is an inexpensive and ophthalmologist-recommended product for washing eyelids and the area around the eyes. These ‘tear-free’ soaps are often recommended to people prone to styes, chalazia and blepharitis for washing their eyes.
  • Whatever eye makeup remover you use, avoid getting it in your eyes.
  • Thoroughly rinse any remover off your eyelids.
  • Brush a clean cotton swab along the base of the eyelashes to remove all makeup remnants.
  • Be especially careful with exfoliating scrubs and don’t use them around your eyes. Cleansers with scrubbing beads or gritty additions can scratch and irritate your eyes.
  • Be gentle with your eyelashes and the delicate areas around your eyes. Eyelashes are important for keeping dust and dirt out of your eyes. They also keep your eyes from drying out by blocking air movement over your tear film.

Very important: Always make sure you discuss and make decisions about your eye care based upon a formal appointment with your optician.

For more information and to book and eye examination please contact us:

Specs Direct  |  Professional Affordable Eyewear

20 McIntyre Street, Parow, Cape Town 7500

Tel: 021 939 1020

Note: We are contracted to most medical aids