Why Proper Makeup Removal Can Help Patients Avoid Lid Margin Issues
Feb 11, 2020
Don’t Leave Skincare to the Dermatologists
Here are some issues you may have seen in your practice:
Using old makeup or failing to properly remove makeup at the end of the day can wreak havoc on the structures that produce healthy tears in a patient’s eyes, but according to one article in The Review of Optometric Business, a common factor in the development of ocular surface disease is using the wrong product to remove makeup. 
Many women use Vaseline and other oily products, either to remove their makeup or protect their skin after doing so. These products can clog the meibomian glands and diminish tear quality, leading to eye discomfort and eventually, evaporative dry eye syndrome.
Eyelid infections like blepharitis are common as a result of wearing makeup. Many women wear products past their expiration dates, but often, it’s the devices used to apply makeup that are the most problematic. A study published in the International Journal of Cosmetic Science found that 79% of mascara applicators used by the women studied contained harmful bacteria like Staphylococcus aureus. 
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Blephadex: The Key to a Healthy, Consistent Lid Hygiene Regimen
Dr. Janelle Davison, a renowned optometrist and the founder of Brilliant Eyes Vision Center in Georgia believes that Blephadex is the superior lid hygiene solution on the market today. “I recommend Blephadex over other products because of the proprietary blend of tea tree oil and coconut oil. My patients love the wipes because they really provide thorough cleansing without causing any discomfort to their eyes or face” says Dr. Davison.
At Lunovus, we understand that motivating patients to develop healthy makeup use and removal habits can be difficult, which is why we developed our patented Blephadex formulation to ensure physicians can recommend a safe, effective solution that their patients will also find tolerable and affordable.
Blephadex is available in four unique products, including our traditional pre-moistened wipes, water-activated warming wipes, a foaming cleanser, and an in-office only applicator. To learn more about how to offer your patients a FREE 30-day sample supply of any of our Blephadex take-home products, call 205-407-1075 to speak with one of our practice advocates today!