United Kingdom (Great Britain)
A 19-year-old female asked:
eye swells up like allergy only when/after taking makeup off to put more on. doesnt happen everytime i wear makeup dont ever use anythin different?
3 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Allergy: Maybe you are allergic to the substance you use to take off the makeup, or the simple hard "rubbing" you may do to get the makeup off of your eyes before you put on the next batch.
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Maybe...: Could it be from what your using to remove the make-up (make-up remover or soap)?
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Make sure 2 not leav: Eye make up left on overnight, b/f removing it in the AM can cause blepharitis if there's bacteria in it. If you take it off in PM after wearing it all day, use very mild eye make up remover (organic) that has less detergent action, or even coconut oil (?)Particles of eye make up may be getting IN your eye, or the glue used for false eyelashes.Best to wear no eye make up & see if it improves R not
Last updated Jul 6, 2014
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