Oh my actual good god, have you heard about the mascara saga yet? This story freaked me the fuck out. Allow me to fill you in so you too can get itchy eyes and vouch to ALWAYS take your goddamn mascara off.
We are all guilty of occasionally jumping in the sack with make up still on our mug and our lashes lathered in the black goodness, but doing it every night for years on end can lead to some seriously grim shit.
Insert 50 year old Sydney mum of two, Theresa Lynch. After years and years of wearing lots of mascara and not taking it off, like, ever, she started to feel pain in her eyes and no amount of drops were fixing the problem.
When Theresa went to the doctors they were shocked when they discovered hard, calcified bumps buried under her eyelids.
The lumps are caused by heavy mascara usage and with a serious risk to the quality of her sight, Theresa underwent a 90 minute procedure to remove the lumps.
Theresa and her doctor, Dr Dana Robaei, decided to make these pics public to warn us of the hidden dangers of not taking mascara off at night. FUCK!
Theresa said: “They were embedded so deep that particles were building up on top of each other. I was so uncomfortable. My eyelids were swollen and heavy because I left it for so long. When Dr Robaei pulled my eyelid back, she said: ‘Oh my god. In my whole career I have never seen anything like this.’ She could see the whites of my eyes were glassy and bloodshot. I was shocked. I thought I had done permanent damage to my eyelid and I would never get back to normal.”
“I had fallen into a bad habit of wearing a lot of make-up and not washing it off. I should never have let it get this far.”
Holy shit guys!!! No more lazy pigging the cleanser at night, yeah!?!
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