Thursday, June 3, 2010

"Are you looking at my stye??" -Sex and the City, Season 6 Part 1

The joys of makeup can sometimes bring the unwanted joys of styes. A stye is an infection on your eye that looks like a pimple and is usually on the base of your eyelashes. They can be caused from old eye makeup that has bacteria in it, by stress or sleep deprivation and not washing your hands.

Styes can burn/itch and are a pain in the royal butt because you can't wear eye makeup and have to throw away all the makeup you've used recently since it was what probably had the bacteria on it. A ROYAL pain since I spend a lot of money on my makeup!!!!

Because I loathe styes, I try to avoid them at all costs, to save me some costs on replacement makeup! Always keep on top of your makeup and know when it needs to be thrown out. Mascara has a life of about 4-5 months, tops. If you can't remember when you bought it and it has a weird smell, throw it out. Mascara will start to clump or have a weird smell when it's old. Eyeliners and eyeshadows are good for about 8-12 months.

If you do get a stye, do not wear any eye makeup until it is fully gone. The best way to treat it is to buy Stye Eye Ointment- you can find it in any drugstore near the eye drops for around $10. To help with the itching, put a clean wash cloth in warm water and apply it on your eye as a compress. If your stye lasts longer than a week, you should probably go see a doctor.


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