If you are currently suffering from a stye you already know how painful and annoying they can be. A stye is a small, pus-filled lump that can form on the upper or lower eyelid as a result of a bacterial infection. Styes are often caused by touching your face with unwashed hands, using expired makeup or sleeping with your makeup on, or using contaminated contact lenses.
Common symptoms of a stye include a red lump (similar to a pimple) on your eyelid, eyelid pain, eyelid swelling, and watery or teary eyes. While a stye can be quite uncomfortable, they generally disappear on their own in a couple of days. In the meantime, you can give these effective home remedies a try to help ease the pain and swelling.
Note: Don’t attempt to pop or squeeze the stye as this may spread the infection.
Avoid Wearing Makeup
If you have a stye and you regularly wear makeup, then it’s time to avoid wearing makeup. At least until the stye has gone away. Makeup can irritate the stye which may delay the healing process.
Additionally, bacteria can be transferred from your makeup products and tools. With this in mind, you’ll need to discard any eye products that can’t be cleaned and make sure you wash your makeup tools regularly.
It’s also a good idea to go through your makeup every once in a while and discard the expired makeup. Most products are only good for about three to four months after opening.