Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Keep Your Eyes on This...
Okay, how many dentists do you know who do NOT floss their teeth? None, right? And why is that? Because dentists all know how important it is to your oral health to do this simple, quick task.
So, the next time you visit your eye doctor, ask her what she does every day to maintain the health of her eyes. I'll bet she will teach you about LID SCRUBS. What is that, you ask? Lid scrubs simply involve gently rubbing the base of your eyelashes with a tear-free soap product to remove debris left from makeup and exfoliated skin, as well as bacteria. You can purchase jars of cotton rounds that have soap in them (similar to makeup removers) or here is a much less expensive alternative: baby shampoo.
Keep a bottle of no-tears shampoo in shower. At the end of your shower, squeeze out the smallest drop that will come out, and gently massage your eyes at the bottom of the eyelashes for twenty or so seconds, then rinse. You may find that this simple daily maintenance keeps your eyes feeling much less irritated, which is an especially nice bonus for if you wear contacts or mascara.
BOTTOM LINE: Try daily lid scrubs to improve your ocular health!