EYELID HYGIENE

Keeping eyelids and eyelashes free of debris is an important part of any daily routine. Regularly cleaning the eyelids with ComfortClear Lid Wipes helps them to function properly and may be effective for patients with dry, itchy, flaking skin around the eyes. 

TAKE CARE OF YOUR EYELIDS WITH A GOOD EYELID HYGIENE

One of the most common causes of irritation, inflammation and ocular diseases- like Blepharitis, MGD and Dry Eye- is poor eyelid hygiene. [1]

Eyelid hygiene, in the sense of routine cleansing and massage of the eyelids, is well accepted in the management of many disorders of the eyelid. [2] A daily eyelid hygiene routine may not only reduce dry eye disease symptoms but also improve comfort. [2] When beginning a new eyelid hygiene routine an eye care professional may begin with cleansing the eyelids several times a day, and then once daily thereafter. [1]

REMOVE ALLERGENS AND DEBRIS

As part of your eyelid hygiene routine, the effective removal of debris and crust from around the eyelid margin helps reduce the possibility of bacterial infection that not only contributes directly to Blepharitis, but also has a harmful effect on Meibomian Gland function. [2] 

For those allergic to dust, mites, pet dander, mold, and pollen and for those who often experience red, itchy eyes, using eyelid wipes regularly helps to remove allergens from the sensitive eye area and may help reduce symptoms. [2]

Using ComfortClear Lid Wipes can help gently cleanse the sensitive skin around the eye and remove debris.

REMOVE MAKEUP

Sleeping without removing eye make up on a regular basis increases the chance of clogging the meibomian oil glands and hair follicles on your eyelids, which may cause the formation of small bumps, called hordeolum or styes. [3] If you go to bed without removing eye makeup, mascara and/or eye liner, it all can also slip into your eye and cause redness, itchiness and even infections. [3]

Also, every bit of make-up that is not removed has the potential to get into your contact lens the next morning, causing potential eye irritation and breakage of the lens.

Exercise caution and follow a few eye health and make-up tips to keep your eyes safe. For more information visit our Focus Laboratories’ articles!

RED ALGAE AIDS IN A HEALTHIER HYGIENE ROUTINE

ComfortClear uses Ahnfeltiopsis concinna within each wipe to help aid in your daily lid hygiene routine and maybe essential for patients in managing dry, itchy, flaky skin.

Algae has been documented for use in skin care for thousands of years and is a powerhouse of antioxidants, nutrients and minerals that conditions, hydrates, softens and detoxifies the skin. [4][5]

Ahnfeltiopsis concinna , a type of macro red marine algae, is derived from a species of algae found mainly on the coast of the Hawaiian Islands. Red algae are a rich source of natural polysaccharides with a proven ability to enhance the function of the outer skin layer, which in turn helps to replenish the skin’s natural water reservoir and helps increase its moisture-retention capabilities. [6]

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ComfortClear is a premium eye care lid wipe that is large enough to cleanse the whole face and helps to leave you feeling fresh (no alcohol or fragrance added). 

[1] Heiting, G. (2018, August). How to Get Rid of Sore, Red Eyelids (Blepharitis). Retrieved from https://www.allaboutvision.com/conditions/blepharitis.htm

[2] Benitez-del-Castillo, J. M. (2012, October 25). How to promote and preserve eyelid health. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3484726/

[3] Bedinghaus, T. (2018, May 31). Easy Ways You Can Avoid Getting Styes. Retrieved from https://www.verywellhealth.com/how-to-avoid-a-stye-3422088

[4] Morton, A. G. (1981). History of botanical science. An account of the development of botany from ancient times to the present day. London – New York etc: Academic P XII. 

[5] Sathasivama, R. (2017, November). Microalgae metabolites: A rich source for food and medicine. Retrieved from https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1319562X17302784 

[6] Kelman, D., Posner, E. K., McDermid, K. J., Tabandera, N. K., Wright, P. R., & Wright, A. D. (2012, February 15). Antioxidant Activity of Hawaiian Marine Algae. Retrieved from https://www.mdpi.com/1660-3397/10/2/403