- While sitting in a comfortable chair or lying in your bed, open a packet of Eyedration Self-heating steam mask.
- Unfold the mask and gently place the ear loops over your own ears while closing your eyes.
- After 15-20 minutes, the treatment is complete! Feel free to wipe away any excess tears or oils with a clean tissue or washcloth. for added benefits, use an Bruder Hygienic eyelid wipe or other means to further clean the eyelids.
- Dispose of the mask by either recycling or throwing in the proper trash receptacle. The mask is not safe to be flushed down the toilet.To recycle: Cut the packet in such a way to expose the heating elements. These elements can be placed in any soil and will function as an incredible fertilizer! The mask itself is composed of paper and cotton (similar to money) and can be recycled as such.
Worn over the eyes, the mask gently heats the eyelids externally.
When worn for 20-30 minutes, this heat will cause the oil within the eyelid (meibum) to melt and be excreted to the ocular surface.
This oil is a crucial component of a healthy tear film!
Read more about the science:
Inner Eyelid Surface Temperature
Increase in Tear Film Following Warm Compress Treatment