If you’ve ever gotten sunscreen in your eyes, you know how painful it can be. The burning and stinging sensation is enough to make you want to tear your eyes out!
But don’t worry, there are a few things you can do to get rid of the pain and get your eyes back to normal.
Methods For Getting Sunscreen Out of Eyes
Option 1: Eye Rinse
If you’re experiencing stinting in your eyes due to sunscreen, the first thing you should do is rinse your eyes with clean water. Splash some water on your face or run your eyes under the tap to get the sunscreen out.
If you have contact lenses, remove them before rinsing your eyes.
Option 2: Flush With Eye Drops
Alternatively, you can flush the sunscreen out through the use of lubricating eyedrops. Make sure you’re using eye drops that are non-preserved and are not medicated drops, as you don’t want to add other chemicals to your already irritated eye.
Next Steps to Soothe Burning Eyes
- Apply a Wet Compress. While flushing your eyes will get rid of the sunscreen, your eyes will likely still feel sore and uncomfortable. Apply a cool, wet compress to the eye area to reduce inflammation and soothe your eyes.
- Avoid Contact Lenses. Avoid wearing contact lenses for 48 hours afterwards, as you don’t want to introduce any additional irritation into the area until it fully recovers.
In the video below, a dermatologist suggests preventive methods for avoiding getting sunscreen in your eyes!
If you follow these steps, you’ll be able to get rid of the sunscreen in your eyes and start feeling better in no time!
If you regularly tend to get sunscreen on your eyes, consider how and why it happens. When trying to take sunscreen off your skin, make sure you’re thoroughly removing it through the use of an oil-based cleanser – if you’re just using water or a normal cleanser and trying to rub it off, that could be why the sunscreen is getting in your eyes!