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Eyelid scrubs: are they safe?


To clean makeup and bacteria that can build up at your lash line and in the folds of your eyelids, you can consider using an eyelid scrub. But your eyes are very sensitive and the skin around your eyes is much thinner than the rest of the skin on your face. So, the question becomes, can you maintain the integrity of the delicate eye area when cleaning your eyelids deeply? Is eyelid peeling bad for you?

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How do you deeply clean the eyelashes, eyelids and areas around the eyes? One way is to apply an eyelid scrub – an antiseptic cleaning solution – designed specifically for the eye area. Eyelid scrubs do not contain granules, although they are called scrubs, but they are non-abrasive formulations designed to remove dead skin, bacteria, and other deposits at the lash line.
Eyelid scrubs can also be useful in treating some eye diseases, such as blepharitis and eyelash mites.
Eyelid scrubs are cleansers that cleanse the eyelids and calm the irritation of the eyes, which are best suited for the times when your eyelids are already sore. Exfoliating the eyelid can be helpful in relieving symptoms associated with lashing eyelashes and blepharitis, a common and non-contagious eye condition.
Blepharitis is an inflammation of the eyelid that results in itching, redness, swelling, and the formation of scales or dandruff-like scales near the eyelashes. This occurs when the sebaceous glands at the base of the eyelashes become clogged and inflamed, and it can result from a variety of factors including bacterial infections, malfunctioning sebaceous glands, and as a side effect of some medications.
Blepharitis can occur in the upper and lower eyelids, but is usually on the edge of the eyelid around the lash line. If you have a problem you should consult an ophthalmologist.
When using an eyelid scrub, pay attention to its ingredients. It is important to know the ingredients in the scrub in case you have an allergy. Determining the safety of an eyelid scrub has a lot to do with your skin type.

Is eyelid peeling safe?
Experts note that the eye area is susceptible to infection and advise caution when cleaning the eyelids, eyelashes, and the surrounding eye area.
Look for products that mostly contain skin-soothing ingredients. Before applying an eyelid scrub to your eye area, it is recommended that you do a patch test on another part of your skin to ensure that you are not allergic.
You can deeply clean your eyelid and lash line if you do a double cleanse, which includes first washing off makeup and other impurities with a nourishing oil cleanser followed by a gentle wash of your face.
Read more: The right way to remove eye makeup