What Does Self-Care for Your Eyes Look Like?

| Posted on May 24, 2021
Self-care means different things to all of us. Regardless of the meaning, we all know the health benefits of taking time to slow down, to take care of ourselves, and to be present in the moment.
As the windows through which we see the world, our eyes need some self-care too. Practicing eye and eyelid self-care can help you feel better in today’s stressful times.

Why Give Your Eyes a Break?

Long hours squinting at digital screens has created an epidemic of dry and tired eyes. The moist heat from the silver-infused MediBeads® inside the Bruder Moist Heat Eye Mask increases your eye’s natural moisture maintenance system. Regularly using moist heat therapy is a clinically proven, natural way to treat chronic dry eyes.

Did you know that daily eye hygiene can help keep your eyes healthy, moist, and comfortable? Just like brushing and flossing are important parts of oral health, regularly using a moist heat eye compress helps keep your eyes healthy. How?

Tiny oil glands line the inside and outside of your eyelids. These glands release oils that keep your eyes feeling comfortable. Your eyelids need to be able to slide smoothly over the surface of your eyeball and the oil from these glands makes this happen, naturally.

Daily eye hygiene can help keep your eyes healthy, moist, and comfortable. Just like brushing and flossing are important parts of oral health, regularly using a moist heat eye compress helps keep your eyes healthy.

There is also something called the tear film which is a protective shield for the surface of your eyes. This layer, made from a combination of water from your tears and oils from the glands on your eyelid keeps dust, dirt, pollution, allergens, and bacteria away from your eyes. It also helps your eyes feel more comfortable, even after long hours of staring at a screen and not blinking. The oil mixed with the tears also helps to slow down how quickly your tears evaporate, decreasing dry eye sensations.

As we age, these glands stop working as well and can become blocked. This is where the brushing and flossing analogy comes in. Spending a few minutes a day relaxing with a warm eye mask like Bruder’s Moist Heat Eye Compress can help keep your glands unblocked and your protective eye film working. Just like flossing once a day helps keep your dental appointments shorter and less painful, making a habit of using your Bruder eye mask is a way for you to naturally, and without medication, take care of your eyes before there is a problem.

Eyelash and Eyelid Hygiene is Preventative Medicine

Another part of keeping your eyes healthy and feeling good is to keep them clean and free from infection. Bruder wants to make it easier to take better care of your eyes, so they created the Hygienic Eyelid Care Kit. The kit contains special rinse-free pH-balanced Eyelid Cleansing Wipes, an antibacterial Eyelid Cleansing Solution to be sprayed over closed eyes, and the Bruder Moist Heat Eye Compress. Regular use of these products, all conveniently packaged in a portable tote, can help reduce your eye discomfort.


A Daily Eye Hygiene Routine Can Help:

Eye Self-Care Can Be a Step Towards Mindfulness

Whether you spend a few minutes or fall asleep for an hour with your moist heat eye compress on, it is still a great way to help slow your body and mind down. Temporarily blocking our eyes’ view of the crazy world in front of us is an easy first self-care step to take. With a compress covering our eyes, we can more easily pay attention to our breath, the sounds we hear around us, and the sensations of our body sitting in the chair. This is mindfulness; paying more attention to our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and surroundings. know that regularly practicing mindfulness to reduce stress has other health benefits as well. These include:

Creating Space for You

In today’s fast-paced multi-tasking world, someone or something always needs us. Notifications, emails, advertisements, family, pets, and coworkers all fight for our attention. Just like an “out of office” email notification, putting on an eye compress signals to your family, roommates, or even coworkers that you do not want to be disturbed. You can’t get distracted if you can’t see your screen. You are creating your own space for self-care when you put on your eye mask. It can be the perfect time to cultivate relaxation by listening to music, your favorite podcast, audiobook, or even guided meditation with your mask comfortably blocking out the stressful world around you.
A woman checking her eyes and makeup in a mirror before using Bruder eye-wellness products, compresses, and kits to help relieve dry eye

Can Your Makeup Habits Be Causing Your Dry Eyes?

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If you use your eye mask regularly to help practice mindful stress-reduction, putting it on will soon become a signal to your body and brain that it is time to relax. Just like a bedtime routine helps cue your body to prepare for sleep, regular practice of eye self-care can help combat the daily stress we all experience. Whether it is just for a few minutes, a brief nap, or before a full night’s sleep, you will feel more refreshed when you remove the mask.

Taking Time To Take Care of You: Eyes, Mind, and Body

Beyond the mental health benefits of creating space for self-care, using Bruder’s patented Moist Heat Eye Compress is preventative medicine for your eyes. Combined with the Hygienic Eyelid Care Kit, regular use of the Moist Heat eye compress can be your proactive plan for more comfortable, and healthier eyes and eyelids.

Ready to improve your eye care? Order the #1 Doctor Recommended family of eye care products

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.