Can your makeup habits be causing your dry eyes?

A woman checking her eyes and makeup in a mirror before using Bruder eye-wellness products, compresses, and kits to help relieve dry eye
We all know that we should remove makeup before going to bed. But did you know sleeping with eye makeup on can lead to clogging of the oil-producing glands and eye infections? Eyeshadow, eyeliner, and mascara can clog the meibomian glands in your eyelids, which make the oil for your tears. Some common components of eye makeup removers are also known to cause irritation to the eyes.
Life can get busy and it’s easy to forget to remove your makeup but creating a habit of cleaning the eyelids and lashes after wearing makeup can decrease the buildup under the eyelid that could cause damage. Removing makeup before bed can also reduce the risk of clogged pores and eye and skin irritations.
According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, being gentle with your eyelashes and the delicate areas around your eyes is also important to your overall eye health. Eyelashes keep dust and dirt out of your eyes. They also keep your eyes from drying out by blocking air movement over your tear film.

According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, being gentle with your eyelashes and the delicate areas around your eyes is also important to your overall eye health.

The importance of a cleansing routine

Makeup removers and cleansers are a great start in getting the core of the eye makeup away. Adding the Bruder Hygienic Eyelid Cleansing Wipes to your eye care routine will ensure that you are removing any leftover dirt and debris that traditional cleansers may leave behind. These hygienic wipes are great for daily use and are made with a gentle formula that doesn’t leave behind any residue or a soapy feeling.

Follow up with the Bruder Hygienic Eyelid Solution to kill any remaining bacteria. This 0.02% pure Hypochlorous acid solution spray is hypoallergenic, all-natural, and prescription-strength without the prescription. To use, spray the solution directly onto the eyelids and let dry for 30 seconds. No rinsing required.

Don’t forget to hydrate

The last step in your eye wellness routine is to hydrate your eyes with the Bruder Moist Heat Eye Compress. This microwavable eye compress is a soothing dry eye therapy that works to naturally rehydrate eyes by naturally stimulating the eyes’ natural oil production by clearing the oil glands. When your eyes are properly hydrated, they can help remove debris and bacteria more efficiently.

The mask is easy to use and is washable and reusable so you can use it every day. To heat, put in the microwave for 20 seconds and wear for up to 10 minutes. Your eyes will feel refreshed and revivified after this spa-like treatment.


With the right products and eye care hygiene routine you can help prevent blepharitis, dry eye and other eye infections. Bruder has just what you need to step up your eye wellness routine. Visit our online store today!

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Bruder Moist Heat Eye Compress

Warm compress for the treatment of dry eye, blepharitis and other eye irritations.

Bruder Hygienic Eyelid Cleansing Wipes
Bruder Hygienic Eyelid Cleansing Wipes
A gentle hypoallergenic formula to help remove the excessive oil and debris from your eyes.
Bruder Hygienic Eyelid Solution Spray -Two Sizes
Bruder Hygienic Eyelid Solution
An all-natural, proprietary solution that helps reduce bacteria and helps relieve dry eyes, styes, and more.