Wearing Eyeliner to the Gym | Personal Essay
I've Been Shamed For Wearing Eyeliner at the Gym — Here's Why I Don't Listen
How to Wear Eyeliner Safely at the Gym
If you do want to wear eyeliner to the gym, no shame. Dermatologist Kavita Mariwalla, M.D., just emphasizes the importance of cleansing skin after said workout. "If you wear too much eye makeup and don't wash it off, you can be more predisposed to things like styes and chalazion," she said. "Always make sure you give your skin at least eight hours without makeup. Issues come up is that when people wear eyeliner they often."
Dermatologist Dhaval Bhanusali, M.D. confirms bacteria build-up on both skin and in products is a risk. "That being said, I know many of my patients still wear eyeliner while working out and do fine," he said. "The key is to be aware, and if you start noticing any irritation (like itching, flaking, or redness), it's best to be cautious and ditch the habit." He advises those who wear eyeliners while exercising replace them every three to six months to reduce the possibility of that happening.
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