6 Things You Should Never Do to Your Face
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1. Forgetting to clean them before wearing
Why it's really that bad: Just like your smartphone, your glasses can accumulate oil, bacteria, dirt and grime, especially on the nosepiece and sides that make contact with your skin, potentially causing breakouts and skin irritation.
The fix: Every day, run your glasses under warm water, add a drop or two of liquid dish soap (helpful for getting grease off of lenses and frames), says Karen Gladstone, OD, an optometrist at Arrigg Eye and Ear Associates in Lawrence, Massachusetts, wash the glasses, then dry them with a soft cotton or microfiber cloth.
2. Procrastinating on getting them
Why it's really that bad: Over time, habitual squinting can lead to wrinkles around the eyes and an aged appearance, says Shah.
The fix: If you have to squint to see things that used to be clear as day, make an appointment with your eye doctor and get yourself some specs.