By Adrian Galbreth
Women who wear contact lenses should take safety into account when deciding on a make-up application process.
Depending on the type of contact lenses, they should be inserted at different stages in the make-up process.
Soft contact lenses should be put in before applying the make-up, while rigid gas-permeable lenses should not be inserted until after the make-up has been applied, according to the American Optometric Association.
All lenses should be taken out before make-up is removed, however.
Furthermore, do not use hand creams or lotions before handling contacts, as such products could leave a film on the lenses.
Hairspray should be used before putting the contacts in. If the individual uses the product with their lenses in, they should keep their eyes closed for a few seconds before and afterwards.
When using a hairdryer, it can be a good idea to blink frequently to prevent eyes from getting too dry.
by Emily Tait