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    Default how actually do you do a lid scrub

    are you basically supposed to be getting a bit of the dilute liquid in your eye so it stings a tiny bit? I am a bit confused.

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    Hi Kally, all I do is wet my hands and then put a dot of J&J Baby Shampoo in my palm and rub my palms together to make a lather. More shampoo if needed. I scoop up the lather from my palms with opposite hand fingers and massage my eyelids, eyelashes, eyebrows.

    Then I just wash my entire face with that remaining solution.

    I only do it about once a month.

    When I first began I did it every other day (as per eye doc).

    Use a warm compress on your eyelids, too, thus: compress, suds, rinse, compress. Warm is the key, never hot.

    Oh, and nothing goes into my eyes! I use Theratears eye drops and gel.
    "It's all illusion anyway."

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    Be careful of using baby shampoo even diluted with water as some recent studies show it is not the best thing to use on your eyes. I prefer a prepackaged pre moistened lid scrub formulated specifically for the problem such as sterilid or ocusoft. And remember to gently cleanse.

    http://www.dryeyezone.com/encyclopedia/lidscrubs.html

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    pre-moistened pads sound interesting, especially for travel. Did you try them, Melissa?
    "It's all illusion anyway."

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    I have used the NOVARTIS LIDCARE pre-moistened pads for years and they are fab!

    I must admit to using just one for both eyes, being careful to make sure I just use a

    separate side for each eye & so far so good!

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    thanks, Judworth. Do the pads "make your eyes feel better"? Or do you use them so they don't feel worse? Meaning, when you use them, do your eyes feel more fresh and awake?
    "It's all illusion anyway."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghost View Post
    thanks, Judworth. Do the pads "make your eyes feel better"? Or do you use them so they don't feel worse? Meaning, when you use them, do your eyes feel more fresh and awake?
    I have MGD, I use them EVERYDAY as part of my routine, they are also fab for removing

    makeup too!

    Yes, I would say they do make my eyes feel refreshed!

    I also take thera tears omega 3 supplements and (touch wood) haven't had any real

    issues for years!

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    I have used them for years- before rosacea because I always used them to remove eye makeup and they are very convenient.

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    you read my mind :-) I was wondering if these were good for m/u removal.
    "It's all illusion anyway."

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