(HealthDay News) -- Most women use eye makeup, but it does carry some risk, the American Academy of Ophthalmology says.
The academy suggests how to use eye makeup safely:
Infection-causing bacteria may grow in creamy or liquid eye makeup. So throw any unused eye makeup away after three months.
If you develop an eye infection, immediately throw out all eye makeup.
Never share eye makeup.
If you tend to be allergic, introduce only one new eye makeup product at a time.
Only apply makeup to clean eyelids. Apply it outside the lash line, away from the eye, to avoid blocking the oil glands of the upper or lower eyelid.
Never apply makeup while in a moving vehicle.
Do not separate mascara-clumped lashes with sharp items.
If you have dry eyes, avoid metallic/glitter, powder or other makeup that flakes.
Remove all eye makeup before sleeping.