Have you ever woken up with a painful, inflamed lump near your eyelid? If so, you’ve likely experienced a common eye infection that causes redness and swelling of the eyelid glands. Stye can crop up for a variety of reasons but one suspected culprit is mascara use. As a makeup product applied so close to the sensitive eye area, mascara has the potential to transfer or harbor bacteria. In this blog post, we’ll look in-depth at the link between mascara and styes. We’ll explore whether old, new, or improperly used mascara can directly lead to a stye forming. Understanding factors like hygiene, timing of replacement, and contamination routes is key to preventing future infections. I’ll also provide an overview of stye symptoms, risk factors, and treatment steps.

It is a bacterial infection of the glands at the base of eyelashes or eyelids. It causes sudden redness, swelling, pain, and tenderness of the eyelid. Styes are most common among preteens and teenagers.

The main symptoms of a stye include: – Red, swollen lump near the edge of the eyelid or at the base of an eyelash – Tenderness or pain around the eyelid – The feeling of warmth, tenderness, or pressure around the eye – Watery or puffy eyes – Sensitivity to light