- True or false? It’s OK to sleep in your eye makeup.
Answer: False: Mascara can flake into your eyes while you sleep. You might wake up with itchy, bloodshot eyes, scratched corneas, or even an infection. Make sure to remove all makeup before you go to bed.
- Do you know? It is best to replace mascara every 3 months.
Fact: Because of the risk of eye infections, you may not be able to use eye makeup, including mascara, eyeliner, and eye shadow, as long as you would other products. Liquid or creamy makeup can harbor bacteria more easily, so some experts recommend replacing your mascara every three months. If mascara dries out, don’t add water or saliva to moisten it. That can introduce bacteria.