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Beauty Tips for Problem Eyes

7 ways to soothe sensitive peepers

En español | Blepharitis (inflammation of the eyelids) and dry eye syndrome can make eye makeup lovers miserable. I know because beauty editor me has been plagued by these conditions for months following a stye. Finding alternatives to my usual smoky eye and black kohl pencil-enhanced peepers was a real trial by fire. Along the way I met plenty of other women 50-plus in the same boat. I asked Nashville, Tennessee, ophthalmologist and aesthetic eye surgeon Melissa Toyos for some medical advice. Here's what to do and not do: