Women who avoid going out unless they put on their “face” are also common. Makeup can be a crucial component of someone’s daily routine. And if it makes them feel good about themselves, I say go for it! However, putting your health at risk by doing so to the extreme, such as Australian mother Theresa Lynch did, is possible. She left her eyes with significant harm after she wore mascara for 25 years straight without ever removing the makeup product.

Now, at the age of 50, Renee is speaking out to help others understand the significance of personal hygiene, especially when it comes to makeup removal. While most individuals are aware that leaving cosmetics on overnight might induce blockages in pores, Renee has a few things she’d like you to consider.

Because she persisted to wear mascara on her face for the rest of her life and never removed it, Lynch now has solid black lumps implanted beneath her eyelids. And they put her at risk of losing her eyesight.

When the irritation became too much, Lynch visited her doctor. She used eye drops, but they were ineffective in reducing her severe symptoms. When doctors informed Lynch that there were calcified makeup bumps beneath her eyelids, she was shocked. They’re called concretions.

Because the lumps placed her at risk of losing her sight, she required emergency surgery. She had a 90-minute eye operation to have them removed from her eyes.

Dr. Dana Robaei has released the nightmarish images of Lynch’s eyes to scare other people away from decades of mascara use. Don’t leave your makeup on overnight – especially not your mascara.

“(The lumps) were embedded so deep that particles were building up on top of each other,” Lynch said. “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.”

When she found out that there was mascara build-up in her eyes, she was terrified. Her thoughts began racing as she considered the prospect of long-term damage.

“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,” Lynch stated. “It’s so important to properly take your makeup off every single night. You can’t miss a single day.”

She recently informed me that she does not want overnight mascara on her lashes because she has seen how it can damage them.

Dr. Robaei has used Lynch’s case to raise attention about the risks of not removing your cosmetics every night, since many people disregard them. She published a research on the mother’s injuries and stated that Lyncan could have gone completely blind as a result.

“Every time Theresa was blinking, these a scratch the surface of the eye got infected, there is a risk this could be potentially blinding.”

The takeaway: Makeup should be removed every night!