Theresa Lynch knew something was wrong with her eyes, their swollen lids hanging heavy enough to cause her discomfort. When Lynch told her doctor about the problem, she couldn’t have guessed that her mascara was to blame for her unbelievable diagnosis.
Lynch was from Maryland originally but ended up living halfway around the world in Sydney, Australia. By the time she was 50 years old, Lynch had two children and worked as a housekeeper.
At the same time, Lynch had another hobby – makeup. Her daily routine didn’t incorporate much skincare, though. “I had fallen into a bad habit of wearing a lot of makeup and not washing it off,” she told the Daily Mail.