Eye infections happen when microorganisms in the form of bacteria, fungi, and viruses invade the eyeball or delicate surrounding areas of the eye like the cornea, membranes, and inner eyelids. The culprits can include contact lenses and mascara – yes, mascara!
Dry crusts, brittle bristles, flakes falling off the brush and other nasties… If you keep your mascara too long, bacteria may just find a breeding ground. According to ophthalmologists, bacteria that are naturally present in the eyes can be transferred into mascara via the wand. Mascara contains preservatives that prevent bacteria from breeding, so it is typically considered to be safe for about three months, which is about the
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