7 Reasons To Swipe The Wipe

Here are 7 ways to deploy our cult fave eye wipes for happy eyes

Hint: you won't want to leave home without them!

1. Eye Makeup Remover

Did you know that leaving eye makeup on for extended periods can contribute to premature aging? The skin around the eyes is thinner and more delicate than the rest of the face, making it more susceptible to damage. Eye makeup can clog the pores, leading to breakouts and the formation of fine lines and wrinkles. Sleeping in eye makeup can cause inflammation and infections in and around your eyes. Sleeping in mascara and eyeliner can result in clogging of tiny hair follicles and oil glands on your eyelids. When these areas become clogged, styes or hordeolums can form. Alas, it's no coincidence that the most popular use for our wipes is their soft power at removing even the most stubborn makeup. Now there's no excuse to not safely remove your eye makeup before bed. Need more convincing? During sleep, your skin goes through a process of regeneration and repair. Leaving eye makeup on can disrupt this process, as it prevents the skin from breathing and renewing itself. By removing your eye makeup, you not only protect your eyes, you allow your skin to regenerate properly, resulting in a healthier and more radiant complexion.


2. Yoga Essential / Gym Buddy

As more of us head back to the gym, we'd be wise to take along a gym buddy, in the form of Èyes Are The Story wipes! Aside from the obvious sanitary precautions one must take at gyms and yoga studios, let's talk about sweat. Sweating is the body's natural way of cooling down and regulating temperature. It helps to detoxify the body and can leave you feeling refreshed. However, sweat contains a combination of water, salt, and other minerals, which can sometimes enter the eyes. You can minimize any discomfort and fully enjoy the benefits of your yoga practice by keeping a wipe nearby, for maximum comfort and safe 'eyegiene' during and after workouts.


3. Workstation Break

Do you often find yourself staring at a computer screen for hours on end at work? When we focus intently on a screen, we tend to blink less frequently, leading to dryness and discomfort. However, there is a simple solution to alleviate this issue: taking blink breaks! The simple act of blinking helps to lubricate your eyes and prevent them from becoming dry and irritated. Follow up with an occasional eye wipe swipe to restore balance and moisture to your stressed eyes. Other helpful workstation tips include using a humidifier, avoid sitting under vents and following the 20-20-20 rule: every 20 minutes, look away from your screen and focus on an object at least 20 feet away for 20 seconds. By incorporating these simple habits into your work routine, you can significantly reduce the discomfort of dry eyes and improve your overall eye health. Remember, your eyes deserve a break too!


4. In-Flight Refresher

There's been a lot of debate about the health of cabin air. Air travel is stressful enough without having to worry about your eye health. Very low humidity in the cabin can cause your eyes to become dry, itchy, and irritated. Touching your eyes may exacerbate the issue, and introduce unwanted germs. Keeping a few eye wipes in your carry-on will remind you to keep those peepers clean and refreshed. Resting your eyes between movies, staying hydrated, avoiding contact lens wear, frequent blinking, and upright walks will lead to a more comfortable and pleasant travel experience.


5. Toxic Air Pollution

While most people are aware of the impact of pollution on respiratory health, few think about the detrimental effects it can have on our eyes. Undetectable, nasty pollutants in the air can cause the tear film on the surface of the eyes to evaporate more quickly, leading to dryness, itching, and discomfort. Those include particulate matter, ozone, nitrogen dioxide, and sulfur dioxide. Be sure to limit harm to your eyes from toxic air by exercising safe 'eyegiene' with a quick swipe of the wipe... Your eyes will thank you!


6. Screentime Exposure "Device Eye"

The average American spends 7 hours and 4 minutes looking at a screen each day. While we can't stop you from nuzzling with your iphone in bed (guilty!), it's crucial to be more mindful of your screentime exposure and implement steps to reduce it. Track your screentime with an app, take mini blink breaks, and refresh your eyes instantly with our eye wipes. And maybe consider replacing the phone with a snuggle bunny of the human variety.


7. Beach Mate

Whether you're a poser or a wave-rider, there's nothing glamorous, or fun, when it comes to beach eyes: sweat, sun, wind, sand, salt... it's enough to keep you indoors! The beach can be a harsh environment for your eyes, and without proper protection, you may be putting them at risk. By wearing 100% UV protection sunglasses, wearing a wide-brimmed hat, staying hydrated and "swiping the wipe" to remove cumulative dirt, sweat and sand, you can enjoy the sun, sand, and water while keeping your eyes cool, refreshed and safe from the elements. Remember, your eyes are precious, and taking care of them is essential for maintaining good eye health.


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