How to Flush Sunscreen Out of Your Eyes

Sunscreen weather is here, which means that it’s time to get outside and stay protected. One of the trickiest parts about applying sunscreen to your face, though, is that it can easily get into your eyes. If you just got some sunscreen in your eyes, you may be wondering what on earth to do. Don’t worry, we’ve got our back (and your eyes).

Wipe them

The first thing you want to do is wipe around your eyes to get off any excess screen so that it doesn’t keep happening over and over again. Just make sure that when you are wiping your eyes that you wipe the sunscreen away from them.

Flush Them

The next thing you should do is flush your eyes with clean water to get any sunscreen out of your eyes. There are a variety of ways that you can flush your eyes, including with a small syringe or, you can cup water in a clean hand and dip your eye into it. Whatever way you decide to flush your eyes out with, remember that it’s going to burn at first and that when it’s all out your eyes should feel a little bit calmer.

After you have flushed your eyes out, you should be good to go

How to Avoid It In the Future

To avoid getting sunscreen in your eyes in the future, try using a sunscreen stick. Sunscreen sticks are great because they are easier to control around your eyes. Also, they are easy to use on the go and without a mirror. Just make sure that you choose a sunscreen that contains all natural ingredients in it like titanium and zinc oxide.

The last thing you want is to get anything in your eyes; especially sunscreen. Use the tips in this article to keep your eyes safe and protected. If you want to learn more about your vision health contact our Everett office today and call us at (425) 259-2020.

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