Eyelid scrubs can be effective for relieving dry, itchy, flaking eyelids. Eyelid scrubs are often recommended in the treatment of blepharitis
, an inflammation of the eyelids. Since they're inexpensive and easy to perform at home, eyelid scrubs are a great way to keep your eyelashes clean and alleviate symptoms.
Time Required: A few minutes
- Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water.
- Soak a clean washcloth in warm water.
- Apply a small amount of baby shampoo to the washcloth.
- Close one eye and gently rub the base of your eyelashes with the warm washcloth, being careful to rub the entire area. Do this for one minute. (A Q-tip may be used in place of the washcloth, a gentler option if you have marked inflammation.)
- Carefully rinse your entire eyelid with clean, cool water.
- Repeat with your other eye, using a clean washcloth.
- Your eye doctor may recommend performing an eyelid scrub two or three times each day to help alleviate your symptoms.
- Some eye doctors may suggest an over-the-counter cleansing agent to use in place of baby shampoo.
- Always use a clean washcloth for each eye to avoid spreading germs or bacteria from one eye to the other.
- If you suffer from blepharitis, eyelid scrubs might become part of your daily eyelid hygiene routine.
What You Need
- Clean washcloth, or Q-tip
- Warm water
- Baby shampoo