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How to Get Sunscreen Out of Eyes

Sunscreen is essential to daily skincare, especially for those who spend time outdoors. However, getting sunscreen in your eyes can be a painful experience.

This article will explore how to get sunscreen out of your eyes and why choosing non-toxic sunscreens, particularly those containing non-nano zinc oxide, is essential for not having stinging eyes.


Step 1: Rinse with Water

If you accidentally get sunscreen in your eyes, the first thing you should do is rinse your eyes with water. This action will help to wash away any sunscreen that may be irritating.

Step 2: Use a Saline Solution

Next, try using a saline solution to flush out your eyes. You can make a saline solution by mixing one teaspoon of salt in one cup of warm water. Use an eye dropper or a clean, empty bottle to squirt the solution into your eyes gently.

Step 3: Seek Medical Attention if Needed

If the irritation persists, use a clean, damp cloth to gently wipe away sunscreen on your eyelids or around your eyes. Be sure to use a gentle, non-abrasive cloth, and avoid rubbing your eyes too hard. If the irritation continues, seek medical attention. Your doctor may suggest eye drops or other treatments to help soothe your eyes and reduce inflammation.

History of Sunscreen

Sunscreen usage dates back to ancient civilizations. The ancient Romans and Greeks used olive oil to protect their skin from the sun, while the Egyptians used extracts from rice, jasmine, and lupine plants.

In the early 20th century, the first commercial sunscreens were developed, but the military and athletes primarily used them. It was in the 1930s that sunscreens became widely available to the public.

Why Non-Toxic Sunscreens Don't Sting Eyes

One of the main reasons why non-toxic sunscreens don't sting eyes is because they are made with natural, food-grade ingredients. Chemical sunscreens contain harsh chemicals that can irritate the eyes.

Additionally, non-toxic sunscreens are often formulated with moisturizing ingredients like coconut oil and shea butter, which hydrate and protect the thin skin around the eyes.

Chemical Sunscreen Ingredients to Avoid

When choosing a sunscreen, it's essential to avoid certain chemical sunscreen ingredients that can harm your skin and the environment. Some of these ingredients include oxybenzone, octinoxate, and avobenzone.

Instead, look for sunscreens containing non-nano zinc oxide, which provides broad-spectrum protection without harmful chemicals.


For sunscreen that won't sting your eyes, we recommend Waxhead Natural Sunscreen Sticks or Natural Sunscreen Tins. These non-toxic sunscreens are made with natural, food-grade ingredients and provide broad-spectrum protection without toxic chemicals.

Plus, they're safe for people and the planet, making them the perfect choice for health-conscious outdoor enthusiasts.

Getting sunscreen out of your eyes can be a painful experience, but by choosing non-toxic sunscreens and following the tips in this article, you can protect your skin and eyes from the sun's harmful rays.






1. Know your ingredients — Flip over your sunscreen and read the ingredients. We want everyone to know what good ingredients are, regardless of whether they use our products or not. Your health is worth it.

2. Buy zinc oxide — Waxhead is dedicated to using only the healthiest, safest, most effective ingredients in our sunscreens and skincare. Shop Safe Sunscreen here.

3. Teach a friend — If you know someone who might still be buying skincare or sunscreen with questionable ingredients, please share this post with him/her.









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