Eyeglasses are the most common treatment option for people with refractive errors, like nearsightedness and farsightedness. The right glasses are comfortable and give you sharp vision throughout the day. Despite the dependability of this eyewear, it can still cause spots or pimples to form on your face. Fortunately, there are several ways to avoid this issue.
Here’s what you can do to prevent breakouts from wearing eyeglasses.
Clean Your Glasses Frequently
The pressure that eyeglasses put on your skin is what usually causes acne. It prevents dead skin cells from shedding, causing them to clog your pores and form pimples. If you have oily skin or wear thick layers of makeup, you are more likely to get breakouts from eyeglass wear. Regularly cleaning your eyeglasses will help prevent breakouts. You can use an alcohol wipe to clean them, focusing on areas that touch your skin.
Have Your Glasses Adjusted
Does it feel like your glasses are so heavy or pushing too hard on your nose? Excessive pressure from your glasses can contribute to breakouts. If this is the case, see your eye doctor and have your eyeglass frame adjusted. In some cases, replacing the nose bridges allow more even pressure distribution.
Give Your Face a Break from Eyeglasses
When you wear eyeglasses every day, it’s easy to forget that you even have them on. While they give you sharper vision, it helps to take breaks from wearing them from time to time. It relieves the pressure on your face that often contributes to breakouts.
Remove Your Makeup at the End of the Day
Thoroughly remove your makeup at the end of the day. Cosmetic products can accumulate under your glasses, increasing the likelihood of acne. Using makeup remover before cleansing ensures that you’re really getting rid of the products on your face.
Don’t wait for your vision to change before seeing your eye doctor. At Lumen Optometric, we offer a wide range of eye care services, including myopia treatment and orthokeratology. Give us a call at (626) 921-0199 or complete our online form to schedule an appointment.