Blepharitis and semi-permanent make up

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Hi I have been suffering from blepharitis for over a year now and currently on antibiotics and eye drops as I have a bad flare up. I only get it on my right lower lid. Eyeliner seems to make it worse and I'm putting this down to my bad flare up. I am considering semi-permanent make up (eye-lash enhancement so a bit like eyeliner but very natural and only in the eyelash line). Has anyone had this done / heard any bad experiences with blepharitis and semi-permanent make up? Many thanks.

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    Hi ELV4 

    I had (or tried) to have my eyelashes dyed thinking it was a good idea and I love the pampering of a beauty parlour.  Oh but it was a bad mistake, the beautician and I ended up very upset.  She said it was impossible to get the dye to take on my eyes, it was a bit painful when she was trying to apply it, in the end we both decided to give it up as a bad job.  Then my eyes flared up for quite a few days after.  To be fair my eyes flare up at the least little thing so you might be perfectly fine. Just be very very careful.

    Love

    Jacqui 

     

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      Thank you for sharing your experience. I am thinking now it's best to leave it alone. It's just so depressing not bring able to wear eye make up when I go out. Many thanks.
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    I tint my lashes at home using DyeLash. I do one eye at a time and it seems to work ok, without problems. 
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    Dear Elv4,

    I used an antibacterial hand wipe and killed the Blepharitis. It is caused by Staph on the eyelashes for me. I used  antibiotics 3 times with no help. I washed with baby shampoo.

    The Wet Ones, hand wipes, do not go in the eye. They go on the lashes and outer part of the eye. If you do not have sensitive skin and are not allergic to shampoo, detergent, fabric softeners, hand wipes or lanolin you give it a try.

    It does take over 3 months to kill it but the last couple of months you only do it 2 times a day. I was able to wear mascara and kill it at the same time. That involves buying new mascara and throw away wands. Never double dip in the new mascara. Use 1 wand per eye. The same with eye shadow and applicators.

    Wish you well,

    Lynda79

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      Thank you lynda79 I have bought some of the wipes but it made the skin near my eyelashes sore I might try them just on my lashes. Thank you for your advice it's all welcome.
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      Hi, any luck?

      Every time I wear mascara I get a huge flare up for days after sad I have had blepharitis for about 2/3 years and manage it with flare ups every month or so, I gave up mascara and eye make up about 6 months ago and miss is it terribly.. I feel I have tried everything, I am currently on antibiotic cream and going to try the wet ones. Anything to get my mascara back!!!!!!

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      Hi emma29788. I do have blepharitis in my upper and lower lash lines according to a consultant I saw however only one of my lower lash lines gets red, sore and inflamed.

      I did have the top lash lines tattooed very subtly only in the lash line and I have had no problems. I only wear mascara occasionally now on my top lashes and it does cause problems (with that one lower lid) unfortunately if I keep it on too long. I don't think I'll get the lower lash line tattooed I have too many problems with it. Not sure if that helps X

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    Dear Elva,

    I read that there are some doctors who use the antibiotics in an off label way. That means they would put the antibiotic on the eyelashes is say that was where the problem was. You could try putting your antibiotic on the spot that is affected and not in the whole eye.

    I asked the doctor about that and he told me some gets on the lashes. I was able to kill the Blepharitis on the surface of my lashes where my itching was located. I wondered why the antibiotic was not to be put there.

    Just a thought that it might give you more relief.

    Lynda 79

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    I have no experience with the make up.  Sorry.
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