This Woman Wore Mascara To Bed And Never Washed It Off For 25 Years! See Her Eyelid Here

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Having a long day makes women just want to go ahead and sleep with their make-up on. Being exhausted just makes it too tiring for them to wash their face despite constant warnings. However, a 50-year-old woman got so used of not washing her make-up off that it finally took its toll on her after 25 years.

 

 

Teresa Lynch never washed her make-up off before going to bed for 25 years. She found out something wasn’t right when she felt a strange sensation in her eye. She told her doctor that it felt like something was stuck inside that she couldn’t get it out. After medical examination, the doctors were shocked with what they saw.

 


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The mascara she had been using formed a buildup in her eyelids. These lumps were the reason why she felt that something was stuck in her eye.

 

Dr. Rebecca Taylor, an ophthalmologist and the clinical spokesperson for the American Academy of Ophthalmology, where her case had already become a study explained that “the concretions got embedded in the conjunctiva and it went deeper into the subconjunctival layer, but you could still see it, sort of like a tattoo. She basically had these rough things stuck on the underside of her upper eyelid so every time she closed her eyes it would scratch her eyeball, particularly the cornea.”

 


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Furthermore, she’s also dealing with a nasty case of follicular conjunctivitis where a type of bacterial infection takes place on the follicles in the conjunctiva.

 

The conjunctiva is the mucous membrane that covers the eye and protects it from infections. This left a permanent scarring on her eyelids as well as the surface of her eye.

 


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To remove the larger lumps under her eyelids, the doctors had to conduct a 90-minute procedure. The lumps built up on top of each other which Lynch claims was “so uncomfortable.”


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“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 seen anything this,’” Lynch said. “She could see the whites of my eyes were glassy and bloodshot. I had fallen into a bad habit of wearing a lot of makeup and not washing it off. I should never have let it get this far. It’s so important to properly take your makeup off every single night. You can’t miss a single day.”

 

Now that she has learned her lesson, it’s about time that she shares this message to others as well.

 


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 “Mascara, like many cosmetics, contains a lot of components, many of which are potentially toxic: Carbon black or iron oxide pigment to darken lashes; a polymer to form a film that coats lashes; a preservative; and thickening waxes or oils such as lanolin, mineral oil, paraffin, petrolatum, castor oil, carnauba wax, and candelilla wax,” said Prof. John Dart from the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology.

 

 

He added that although it isn’t a big deal if women sleep with their makeup on for one night, they should, however, make washing their makeup off a habit before bedtime. Also, he said women should not share their mascara with others.

 

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