Hello dolls! For some reason, I have had styes frequently since I was a little girl. So frequent that I was averaging around 5-6 styes every month.. most of the time on both eyes, top and bottom! I couldn't even begin to tell you about my teenage years and how many times I threw out precious eye makeup (even brand new!) because I couldn't figure out what was going on with my eyes. Over the years, after numerous amounts of researching lol, I have learned how to self-treat these styes to where they aren't as painful and heal up faster. These methods are tried and true, to the point to where now I typically get only 2 styes every month or so. Here's my tips to treating chronic styes!
Wash Your Eyes Nightly With Baby Shampoo
Try to wash your eyelids/lashes with baby shampoo as often as possible. I like Johnson's because it plainly says on the bottle "no more tears" and gentle to the eyes. It works great and always makes my eyes feel refreshed afterwards.
Keep Your Eyes Hydrated
Whenever I get a ruthless stye, I like to use eye drops daily to help lubricate my eyes to keep them from being itchy/even more red than they already are when infected. I normally use any eye drops I have on hand.
Keep Your Fingers Out Of Your Eyes!
Do not touch or pop the stye! 1. That's gross. 2. Owww!! Your hands are one of the germiest places on your body, which can harvest serious bacteria to your vulnerable eyes. Plus your fingers have natural oils that will also help to stop up the stye even worse and may cause even more break outs! Wash your hands as often as possible and if you must itch or rub your eyes, use a soft cloth and gently pat them. Your eyes are such a vital source of life- we take them for granted so easily. Take the extra minute to give your eyes the care they need.
Drugstore Stye Medicines
If your stye is annoyingly itchy or painful, you can always buy over the counter ointments from almost any local drugstore. It's even helpful to ask a pharmacist which one would best suit your needs and which one they recommend.
Wash Your Face Nightly With An Oil Free Cleanser
Keeping your skin oil free is a great way to keep yourself from having excess oil around your eyes.
Products I Use That Help Heal Styes
Only one of these products is specifically made to work on styes, but all of them work pretty darn amazing when it comes to helping get rid of them!
*Johnson's baby shampoo (travel size)
Johnson's baby shampoo is incredible and has never once hurt my eyes. I use a tiny amount on a cloth or cotton ball with warm water to gently wash the oil away from my eyes. (plus it's an awesome makeup remover and brush cleaner!)
*Visine Totality Multi-Symptom Eye Drops
Eye drops help keep my eyes hydrated to keep myself from itching or rubbing them even more.
Whenever I get styes I normally do anything I can to prevent myself from touching my eyes. They're perfect for applying stye medicine just where you need it, or for swabbing some baby shampoo in a specific area of the lid.
The stye medicine I currently have doesn't work anywhere near as good as others I've had in the past, so I'm not recommending it lol, but I do recommend you try an over-the-counter ointment. Check your local Walgreens to see what kind of stye medicine they have in stock and if anything don't buy *Stye* brand.
*Olay Foaming Face Wash for Sensitive Skin
This oil free face wash is absolutely incredible! I have excessively dry skin, but this doesn't irritate my skin and it really does remove all the excess oil from the day without drying out my skin even more. If I can remember to do this nightly I normally have no stye problems (or breakouts!).