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Beauty Spotting: Eye Makeup Removal

Written by emilyc

My sister is an optometrist, and being an optometrist’s sister has its perks: eye exams are now funny and even a tiny bit fun, I’m always in the know about the best way to care for my eyes, and I can get discounted Chanel frames. It also has its downfalls: I feel less smart listening to my sister use complicated medical terminology like “amblyopia” and “phacoemulsification,” while I am over here saying things like “whatevs” and “yolo” and “beauty products”. Also, I have become a huge eye-hypochondriac. You’re about to become one, too.

If you’re one of those people who wears last night’s mascara to work in the morning (I’ve done it), you’re putting yourself at risk for dry-eye, infection, and forming a hordeolum – don’t worry, that’s just the medical term for a stye – but still, you don’t want it. If you’re like me and think it’s too late, and that you’re definitely going to contract an eye disease from mascara neglect, my sister recommends taking a clean washcloth or paper towel, running it under warm water, and gently rubbing it over the eye in a vertical up and down motion.

If you’re a responsible human being who uses eye makeup remover, a really great opthamologist-tested option is Yes To Cucumbers Eye Makeup Remover Pads. They’re hypoallergenic and free of parabens, so nothing harmful is introduced to the eye. You can find them at most drugstores or

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Emily is a New Yorker trapped in a Floridian's body and loves every minute of her big city life. With a major in international business and years of being surrounded by ill-fitting suits and all the wrong shoes, she learned that the importance of fashion needs to be communicated to the world. To her, fashion is on the same level as charity work and feeding hungry children. Emily can be found frolicking the streets of her gayborhood enjoying the off-color humor of the gays.

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