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sporting make-up with blepharitis, dry eye, and MGD

sporting make-up with blepharitis, dry eye, and MGD


Sharing how I received again to sporting make-up after being identified with dry eye, blepharitis and MGD, in addition to my favourite manufacturers. This isn’t medical recommendation; I’m simply sharing my expertise!

Hello buddies! How are you? I hope you’re having an exquisite morning! We’re ending up Rodeo break (wah) so the youngsters are again to high school and it’s again to the swing of issues round right here. I hope you’ve gotten an amazing day!

For at present’s submit, I needed to do a reader’s request after a remark I acquired final week. Ever since I posted about my eye points, I’ve been overwhelmed by superb messages and feedback, but in addition saddened to listen to that so lots of you’ve gotten discovered yourselves in an identical boat with sudden flares, autoimmune points, and painful, crimson eyes.  Whereas I used to be within the depths of all of this final yr, I used to be so pissed off and unhappy. I couldn’t see myself ever sporting contacts or eye make-up once more. (I’ve no foresight in any respect, so in my thoughts, what is occurring now means will probably be occurring ceaselessly.)

I couldn’t put on make-up for a lot of months and slowly made my method again to contacts and eye make-up. It’s taken plenty of work and therapeutic – I’ll share extra on my therapeutic journey and all the things I’ve completed to lower my histamine responses and irritation in an upcoming submit – however *knock on wooden* I can lastly make it by means of the day with out continuously enthusiastic about my eyes. Simply placing that hope on the market for my dry eye buddies — it might probably and can get higher. This gained’t be ceaselessly. Dangle in there, buddies.

Please do not forget that I’m not a health care provider and this isn’t medical recommendation. On the identical time, many conventional eye docs had been mystified by my scenario and didn’t know methods to assist me. I used to be decided to get to the basis trigger and enhance the problem, and have completed plenty of analysis and experiments on myself alongside the best way. Shout out to my beloved dry eye specialist who gave me some solutions and steerage! Additionally shout out to the fantastic thing about purposeful testing, as a result of I realized a lot about how stress was affecting me, my intestine imbalances, toxicities, and deficiencies.

sporting make-up with blepharitis, dry eye, and MGD

Right here’s the remark I acquired:

I used to be lately identified with Dry Eye, MGD and Blepharitis and located your submit so extremely useful! I’m utilizing a warmth masks twice each day, the wipes and spray you’ve gotten really helpful (quite a lot of completely different sorts of wipes) and have ordered the disposable masks you employ as nicely. I additionally use Optase drops a number of occasions a day and earlier than mattress as nicely. Questions for you – do you put on any eye make-up in any respect? In that case, what sort? (I’ve refrained and am attempting to not put anything on or round my eyes or on my lids comparable to pressed powder or bronzer.) My different query is below eye cream for wrinkles, circles and puffiness…is there something you employ that you’d suggest? At this level, I’ve stopped utilizing that as nicely in an effort to place the least quantity of something on or round my eyes not related to the remedy, however my eyes appears to be like so worn and drained and I actually don’t wish to cease utilizing my eye cream, a minimum of below my eyes. Any solutions or merchandise you would possibly suggest? Thanks a lot!

Are you able to put on eye make-up with blepharitis?

Soooo right here’s the deal: you possibly can’t put on eye make-up when your eyes are flaring and when you’ve gotten lively blepharitis. (I realized this the onerous and costly method lol.) Blepharitis is an overgrowth of micro organism on the eyelids and within the eyelashes, so that you’re contaminating your brushes, eyeliner, face cream, and make-up should you attempt to put on put on make-up throughout this time. Step one is to get the blepharitis OUT OF THERE and below management! I did ZocuZest cleansing on the dry eye specialist and this made an enormous distinction. Day by day, I additionally clear my eyelids within the morning and earlier than mattress to verify they keep clear and wholesome. My go-to eyelid cleansing merchandise are on this submit. 

As soon as I had my blepharitis below management and was given permission to put on contacts once more, I waited many weeks to verify I wasn’t having flares. (I nonetheless had eye flares from histamine response, which wasn’t associated to this. It made it tremendous complicated and a ache! It was an enormous lightbulb second once I decreased my histamine response.) I made positive my eyes had been clear and never dry or itching all day once I harnessed the bravery so as to add make-up again into my life.

Right here’s my make-up technique:

– Be sure eyelids are clear earlier than beginning. (I really like Cliradex. It burns a little bit, particularly at first, nevertheless it works the very best.) I’ll wait about quarter-hour and the pop in my contacts (contacts in earlier than make-up).

– Use an eyeshadow primer. Thrive Causmetics is my favourite. You need the eyeshadow to stay on the primer so it’s much less prone to fall into the attention, get trapped, and trigger irritation.

Use light eyeshadows. Tarte has been at all times the very best for my delicate eyes. (These are two palettes I exploit each day and it’s $40 for each!)  I don’t use a ton of the glittery shadows because the glitter can get in your eyes, however the shimmery neutrals are all good.

Tarte pencil eyeliner. The liquid began making my eyes itch after utilizing it for years! It’s a double-sided eyeliner, so I solely use the pencil aspect

Tarte mascara primer and mascara, solely on particular events, solely on the sides.

– No extra eyelash glue. When I’ve to take weblog pictures, I connect eyelash clusters on the outer portion of my eyes utilizing the adhesive that’s already on them. They don’t final tremendous lengthy, nevertheless it’s higher than attempting to get glue out of my eyelashes later, or flaring from the components.

– On the finish of the evening, I exploit a make-up eraser towel, clear my face and eyes with Contemporary cleanser, after which use Oasis Lid and Lash cleaner to take away the remaining make-up. It’s wild to see how a lot the Lid and Lash cleanser will take away, particularly whenever you suppose you bought all of it. I mainly went 37 years with out correctly eradicating each little bit of make-up from my eyes. Yikes. Sanitize brushes usually, too.

* Make-up and phone breaks: I don’t put on eye make-up on a regular basis anymore. I’m often sporting sun shades in school pickup, so I solely put on make-up on the nights now we have one thing happening, I’m filming weblog content material, or I’ll be out in public for an prolonged period of time. Throughout the day, I put on glasses whereas I’m working on the pc and put my contacts in round midday. I’ve a minimum of 1-2 days every week that I solely put on glasses now.

Skincare with blepharitis and dry eye

I’ve simplified my skincare routine as a result of I needed to be sure that it wasn’t contributing to my allergy responses. I used the Glow Blueberry Bounce cleanser – a brand new bottle and one in all my previous favorites – and each eyes swelled virtually fully shut. I contacted the corporate they usually couldn’t inform me what modified with the method, so no extra Glow merchandise for me.

Proper now, right here’s what works each day:

– Contemporary cleanser


NOW eye cream (use FITNESSISTA)

Beautycounter Supreme Cream


All Shiny C serum or in a single day peel


Eminence turmeric masks

AHA masks or Charcoal masks

Pink gentle face masks (use FITNESSISTA15). There are promising research popping out about the advantages of crimson gentle for dry eyes, however I nonetheless put on eye safety once I use this masks.

LED face mask - My favorite products of 2021 and reader faves

I feel that’s it! When you’ve got any questions, or something I can share in my upcoming submit, please let me know. If you happen to’re going by means of this, pleeeeease  don’t take “I don’t know, right here’s your steroid drop” as a solution. Discover one other physician, search alternate opinions, search for a dry eye specialist in your space with good critiques. If you happen to can swing it budget-wise, purposeful testing can provide superb perspective on what’s happening in your distinctive physique, too. I’m at all times glad to assist with the testing aspect of issues – simply ship me an e mail gina@fitnessista.com topic TESTING.

Hope you’ve gotten a tremendous day and I’ll see ya quickly!




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