Why do mothers need to practice eyelid hygiene?
A mother’s role is not confined to providing healthy and delicious food. She is a manager, disciplinarian, psychologist (when she listens to everyone), and most of all, she is the best teacher anyone can have. We learn everything from our mothers – from basic hygiene such as brushing our teeth, how to eat and stay healthy, social etiquette and our dealings with others.
Mothers not only stay inside the home, but step out to do the household shopping, go out to work, pick and drop their kids from school and to their various activities, such as sports and music lessons and tuitions.
Eye problems faced by mothers
While stepping out, pollution may cause many eye problems. The dirt and debris which get inside their eyes, may cause simple problems which might lead to serious problems like blepharitis, red eyes, dry eyes and when the eye glands get blocked, it causes MGD or Meibomian Gland Disorder.
Working mothers may have to spend hours in front of the computer, which might cause Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) and Dry Eye Syndrome (DES). These days, kids’ homework also need to be supervised, and many times mother and child may work on the computer for a long time for school projects. This might cause eye discomfort to both of them.
And then, for a little downtime, mothers like to check Facebook and Whatsapp on their phones, or watch their favorite Netflix shows on the comp/phone/laptop or iPad. Phones and other smart devices also lead to Dry Eye Syndrome and eye pain, red eyes and irritation of the eyes.
Being a mother does not mean you cannot transform into a glorious diva. Doing this involves eye makeup (usually!), which needs to be cleaned too.
The role of eyelid hygiene
With the chance of eye problems caused due to lifestyle and other medical causes, mothers have to take good care of their eyes. Practicing eyelid hygiene can be an effective way for a mother to stay safe from all environmental and lifestyle related eye problems.
Eyelid hygiene practice is comparatively new in India, but it is an aspect of basic hygiene which should not be ignored, especially if you are a mother. As you well know, if a mother is ill in any way, the whole family’s life is disrupted. Children too become distressed emotionally as they are closest to their mothers.
So eyelid/eye hygiene is really important for all mothers, who are the backbone of the family.
How should you practice eye hygiene?
It’s really a simple thing to practice eyelid or eye hygiene. If you’re thinking you’re doing it already by washing your eyes with water every day, it’s not enough. You have to clean your eyelids thoroughly where the dust/debris accumulate.
There are many mites known as Demodex mites, which reside on the eyelids of almost all humans. These mites can travel all across your face too, sometimes causing rosacea, and you can never see them, as they are microscopic. Demodex mites can cause eye infection which can be very painful and might need medication.
To keep yourself safe from Demodex mites, allergens, debris, Dry Eye Syndrome and Computer Vision Syndrome, you should use eyelid wipes and eyelid cleansers.
Eyelid wipes, like Oculeaf Eyelid Wipes are pre-moistened with TTO (Tea Tree Oil) and do not have any toxic chemicals, can be used. They have effective refreshing agents, which keep your eyes moistened. Swipe the eyelid wipe from side to side, and clean the eyelid, eyelashes, eyebrows and face. Yes, these wipes can be used for the face too, which give you overall protection.
Eyelid wipes can clean all traces of makeup too, as makeup residue can lead to eye problems.
Oculeaf Eyelid Wipes and Oculeaf soft Eyelid Cleanser (Shampoo) can be used twice in a day, unless you’re advised to clean your eyes/eyelids more than twice.
Practice eyelid hygiene for you and your family’s benefit
So, mothers, why not start practicing eyelid hygiene from now on? With all the pollution in the environment (chemicals and particulate matter floating around), you have to protect yourself. Establishing a regular eye/eyelid cleaning routine will keep your eyes healthy and happy, and help to inculcate this healthy habit in your whole family.