Everything You Need to Know About Eyelid Wipes

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published at 19 Jan 2023
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Everyone is aware of how vital it is to wash their face and brush their teeth frequently, but many do not realize that using eyelid wipes to care for their eyes should also be a daily habit. Poor eyelid hygiene is among the most frequent causes of itchiness, inflammation, and even ocular conditions like blepharitis, MGD, and dry eye.

The good news is that eyelid scrubs, which are straightforward, affordable treatments, can typically take care of it on your own.

 

Our faces, as well as our eyes, are exposed to allergens from the environment every day. We naturally prefer to avoid washing the region around our eyes when we wash our faces. Unfortunately, we often choose to ignore it entirely, which is why using eye lid wipes on a regular basis is so important. Your overall ocular health will substantially benefit from routinely using eye wipes for dry eyes, discomfort, and other reasons.

Do I need to use it every day?

If you have dry eyes and excessive mucus production, you should use eyelid cleanse wipes at least twice daily until the condition gets better. Some even suggest doing it three times daily. Again, depending on the causes and the degree of the inflammation, you might need to utilize them for a number of weeks. Eyelid wipes work best when used consistently. You can use them to jumpstart your dry eye routine and include eye care into your everyday self-care.

Benefit of Eyelid Wipes

  • Eliminate Bacteria è lessen dangerous bacteria and prevent itchy eyes
  • Removing eye makeup, mascara, eyeliner è Removing your eye makeup wrong, you run the risk of clogging your tiny oil glands or the hair follicles on your eyelids, which could lead to styes
  • Keep your Contact Lenses Even Cleaner è as this prevents any makeup or dust from getting into them the next morning.
  • Help with Allergy-Related Eye Irritations – assists in clearing allergens from the delicate eye area.
  • Protect Against Dry Eye Syndrome Symptoms è Using eye wipes after prolonged screen time may help soothe and relieve dry eye, blurry vision, redness, and other symptoms.

How to Use an Eyelid Wipe Pad

Using eyelid wipes is rather straightforward, whether you use the dry wipes in addition to the foam or the pre-moistened ones. Here is a quick process you can use:

  1. Wash your hands. If you are wearing contact lenses, take them out.
  2. Get the eyelid cleaning pad of your choice.
  3. Close the eye you’re going to clean.
  4. Scrub your eyelid with a side-to-side motion. Never wipe upward.
  5. Use a fresh pad for another eye as we do not want to spread bacteria or other undesirables in one eye to another. Tear one pad in half and use half for each eye to reduce costs

PS: you may also apply a warm compress to your eyes to help break up any crusts prior to using eyelid scrub pads.

 

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