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Old 05-24-2012, 05:02 PM
 
Location: Tampa bay
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I recently started to have to buy allmay mascarar because I am allergic.

I was getting to where my eyes or eye would itch and it would get all swollen. I thought it was my rosecea affecting my eyes.

I switched to Allmay and have not had a problem thank goodness

My skin is ultra sensitive especially in the last couple of years

I also take my mascara off at night for sure now.

Anyone else have an allergy to mascara?
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Old 05-24-2012, 07:08 PM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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Have you actually been tested and found allergic... or are you just guessing?
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Old 05-24-2012, 07:39 PM
 
Location: Tampa bay
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Ohhhh Im guessing . I once went back to regular mascara and my eye started itching again. I then went back to allmay
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Old 05-24-2012, 08:11 PM
 
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Mascara has the unfortunate ability to act as a breeding place for bacteria. So it is important to get a fresh supply often. This might have been your problem. Do not use an old brush either.
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Old 05-24-2012, 08:13 PM
 
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Mascara has the unfortunate ability to act as a breeding place for bacteria. So it is important to get a fresh supply often. This might have been your problem. Do not use an old brush either.
true
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Old 05-24-2012, 08:32 PM
 
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And next eye exam make sure you tell the doctor to check for ocular rosacea....
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Old 05-24-2012, 09:32 PM
 
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And next eye exam make sure you tell the doctor to check for ocular rosacea....
Absolutely. I suddenly became allergic to all eye products, even Almay mascara. I had started to suffer from mild rosacea on my face but never connected the two.

I am/was very, very, fair skinned and in my late 20's discovered tanning beds. I now suffer the consequences. I have rosacea on my face, scalp and neck and a couple years ago was diagnosed with ocular rosacea and it is horrible.

I rarely put mascara or any other eye makeup on anymore, unless it's a wedding..funeral..etc. where I am asked to speak. The reaction isn't immediate, usually the next day but I suffer for weeks after.

I am older and always had a kind of, "it won't happen to me syndrome" or "I don't care what happens later in my life I want instant results". STUPID, STUPID! I now suffer from the bad choices I made because I wanted to look GREAT!
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Old 05-25-2012, 06:39 AM
 
Location: Tampa bay
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Absolutely. I suddenly became allergic to all eye products, even Almay mascara. I had started to suffer from mild rosacea on my face but never connected the two.

I am/was very, very, fair skinned and in my late 20's discovered tanning beds. I now suffer the consequences. I have rosacea on my face, scalp and neck and a couple years ago was diagnosed with ocular rosacea and it is horrible.

I rarely put mascara or any other eye makeup on anymore, unless it's a wedding..funeral..etc. where I am asked to speak. The reaction isn't immediate, usually the next day but I suffer for weeks after.

I am older and always had a kind of, "it won't happen to me syndrome" or "I don't care what happens later in my life I want instant results". STUPID, STUPID! I now suffer from the bad choices I made because I wanted to look GREAT!
Oh how awful I am sorry
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Old 05-25-2012, 08:48 AM
 
Location: US
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I used to have a problem with everything but almay. I went makeup free for a couple years and now nothing seems to bother me. A nice option to darken your lashes (if you don't have contacts) is just coating the lashes with a bit of olive oil. It conditions them too and most people I know I suggested this too notice longer thicker lashes. I think its just because they were not drying out their skin and breaking off lashes. They still have whats there, but since its healthier it appears like there are more lashes and thicker too.

All you need is a dot on your finger. Rub it around so its on the entire finger tip. Swipe down the lash from base to tip. 1 dot is good for both eyes. You can even use the olive oil as an eye cream if you wish.
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