Eye makeup including mascara can irritate your eyes or skin.
Basically, the ingredients of mascara are the main reason that can cause
swollen or puffy eyelids. If mascara flakes or migrates off your
lashes and into the eyes then your eyes can get inflammation. Today
in this post we will clear some queries related to eyes concerning


What ingredient in Mascara Causes Allergic Reaction?

Mascara includes ingredients yellow carnauba wax, colophony,
phenylenediamine, shellac, quaternium-22, yellow and black iron oxides, and
nickles. The literature reports on mascara describe the specific
ingredients that can cause an allergic reaction to the
The Parabens Preservatives
are considered harmful which are included in cosmetics to increase their
shelf life. So Parabens Preservatives include ingredients Propylene glycol,
Retinyl Acetate, Aluminum Powder, Coal Tar Dyes, Fragrance, Formaldehyde
Releasing Preservatives, BHT, and BHA. These are the ingredients that are
considered unsafe and should not involve in cosmetics. Try to use
non-toxic and natural mascaras that are considered as safe.

How do you know if you are Allergic to Mascara?

If you are suffering from any of the following symptoms it means that it is
just because of cosmetics that you are currently using.
  • Redness
  • Itching
  • Allergy
  • Rashes
  • Inflammation
  • Small blisters in some cases
These are the common symptoms that you can face after using mascara. An
allergic reaction from mascara takes 2 to 4 weeks to clear up on
the face or skin.

Possible Conditions to get Infection from Mascara

The big and main reason for getting an infection from mascara is
the ingredients that I have discussed above paragraph. The other common
reasons are:

Contact Lenses

If you wear contact lenses that mascara can get trapped between
the lens and eyes and your eyes can get an infection. Try to not use
contact lenses while using mascara or any other eye makeup.


Some people have very sensitive skin and are allergic to cosmetics. So they
should try to use natural and non-toxic cosmetics which are very

Old Mascara

After using old mascara your eyes can get infections such as
conjunctivitis or pink eye. Especially, mascara and eyeliner provide
a moist environment to the bacteria around the eyes. Therefore you should
not use at least three months old cosmetics.
In case of any severe or long-term infection, you should see an eye
specialist doctor to treat it.
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Ruman Amjad

Hello, I am Dr. Ruman Amjad, an Ophthalmologist specializing in the field of eye care, particularly focused on helping individuals with swollen eyelids. I am thrilled to welcome you to Swollen-Eyelid.com, a comprehensive resource dedicated to providing accurate and reliable information on eyelid inflammation.


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