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We are a nation that loves beauty products. In fact, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, we spend around $10 billion annually on cosmetics, beauty supplies and perfume. While we are busy trying to look our best, we often fail to realize that some of these products can do more harm than good. Some may actually lead to eye problems that could easily be avoided by being proactive about taking protective measures.
“The eyes are such an important part of our lives, yet we don’t stop to appreciate them until there is a problem,” explains Edward Kondrot, MD, founder of the Healing The Eye & Wellness Center. “It is important to take measures at any age to help protect your vision. The eye makeup that people wear is an area of concern when it comes to protecting the eyes.”
Millions of women put eye makeup on daily, or at least on a regular basis. But what they may not realize is that what they are doing could lead to short- or long-term damage as a result. Here are five ways that eye makeup can damage the eyes:
“People don’t have to give up wearing eye makeup altogether, if they really feel they need it,” adds Kondrot. “But it is important to consider the factors that can damage the eyes and then take measures to minimize those risks. Preventing eye problems should always be your first goal.”
Kondrot is the author of three best-selling books, including “10 Essentials to Save Your Sight” (Advantage Media Group, July 2012), and president of the Arizona Homeopathic and Integrative Medical Association. He has founded the Healing The Eye & Wellness Center, located just north of Tampa, FL, which offers alternative and homeopathic routes to vision therapies. For more information, visit the site at www.healingtheeye.com.