What do you do when you need to put your eye on something but you can’t get your eyes to move to look at it?
Well, you can go for the other eye, of course.
That’s exactly what a new study from the University of Pennsylvania suggests.
Researchers found that when women use a variety of cosmetics, their eyes are actually more likely to move away from the product than those who are just focusing on the cosmetics.
The study, published online on Wednesday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, examined the behavior of 27 women who wore makeup or had on their skin a mask covering the area between their eyes and brows, the area most likely to be affected by eye strain.
Using a camera to examine the eyes of each participant, the researchers found that the majority of women who applied makeup were more likely than those without makeup to move their eyes away from their face.
However, when they were wearing makeup, the women who had makeup performed significantly worse than those with no makeup.
This was the first study to investigate the effects of cosmetics on eye movement.
“In the first part of this study, we found that women who use cosmetics on the face have a lower rate of eye movement than women who don’t use cosmetics, but we don’t know what causes this,” said senior author Dr. Sara E. Brown, associate professor of cosmetic surgery and otolaryngology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University at Buffalo.
“This is a topic of active research, but there are a lot of unanswered questions.”
Brown, who is also an associate professor at the department of otolariesiology and head of the otology clinic at the Cleveland Clinic, said she wanted to find out whether cosmetics can affect eye movement because it can be difficult to control and has been shown to cause side effects.
The researchers asked women to apply a thin layer of a gel-like substance over the area in front of their eyes.
The gel-type material contains a mixture of water and a liquid called liposome, which is then mixed with an ingredient called ceramide that protects the surface of the eyelid.
It is believed that ceramide is responsible for the way that cosmetics work.
In a second part of the study, Brown and her colleagues used a special imaging system to see the results of each woman’s eye movement using a special eye-tracking device called an optogenetic light-detector.
The optogenetics system can detect light coming from a source like a smartphone or an LED light, and the researchers then tracked the movements of each of the participants’ eyes.
The team found that while there was no difference between women who were using cosmetics and those who were not, there was a significant difference between those who applied cosmetics and others who were doing nothing.
In women who used makeup, Brown said, their eyelids were moving more than the eyes that weren’t wearing makeup.
She said this was likely due to the way the gel-and-liposome material works.
“They are more like a ‘dye’ for the eye.
If you apply makeup and put it on top of that, it looks like a glossy or glossy material, but when you apply it underneath it, it’s very soft and very smooth,” Brown said.
When asked about what causes eyelid movements to be slower in women who are using cosmetics, Brown’s lab director, Dr. Jeffrey E. Wahlberg, said, “There’s a lot more work to be done, but one thing we can do is to study the differences between women’s makeup use and makeup use without makeup.”
Brown said the study is not meant to prove cosmetics are to blame for the inability of women to control their eyelid movement.
She noted that the research team’s previous studies found no differences in eyelid position between women using and not using cosmetics.
“However, we need to know whether cosmetics are actually causing eyelid motion or not.
So, we can’t be sure,” she said.
In the meantime, Brown advises women to keep cosmetics out of the eyes and their hands.
“There is nothing to be gained from wearing makeup in your eyes,” she says.