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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

How to Treat Dry and Flaky Eyelids

Hey Everybody!  Get Excited!  I’m back with another informational beauty blog.  Let’s talk beauty…Did you know that the eyelid is one of the most common areas irritation?  The skin of the eyelid is extremely sensitive and more prone to allergic reaction than the tough skin on your hands. Although dry, itchy eyelids are usually attributed to makeup.  Dry, flaky eyelids can be a sign of infection or inflammation that requires medical attention, but they can also arise as a reaction to certain skin and eye products or result from hormonal changes. There are a few ways to reduce the dryness on your eyelids, but the sensitivity of the area must be kept in mind.

Here are some things you can do to reduce your discomfort.

Petroleum Jelly

Petroleum Jelly is a wonderful alternative why to treat dry eyelid. Dip a Q-tip into some petroleum jelly and spread a thin layer over your eyelid. Do not put chunks or thick layers over your eyelid; this will suffocate the skin and could cause more irritation. It is best to do this at nighttime right before bed, since petroleum jelly can leave eyelids looking shiny. Repeat this for about a week or until the dryness goes away.

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Apply extra virgin olive oil to your eyelids. Rinse your face with warm water and leave it damp. Dip a cotton ball into the extra virgin olive oil and gently rub it onto your eyelids. Olive oil is a natural ingredient that penetrates deep and seals in moisture.

Aloe Vera

Immediate relief of discomfort from your dry eyelids can be achieved using Aloe Vera, which contains soothing and healing properties.    Apply Aloe Vera as often as necessary. It will not build up on your skin like most skin products.  Make sure to use an Aloe Vera product that contains no preservatives and that is made up of at least 98 percent.

Daily Care

Taking proper daily care of your skin is the most important aspect to ridding your eyelids of dry skin, as well as further preventing dry eyelids. It's best to never sleep with makeup on your face because it doesn't allow your skin to breath. Cleanse your face every night before bed, followed by moisturizing your eyelids. Also, eyelids are especially sensitive to the sun. You can wear a light combination facial sunscreen and moisturizer to prevent dryness due to sun exposure.

Makeup Tips

Until your eyelids are successfully treated for dryness, there are a couple tips you can use in the meantime to ensure that your makeup goes on smoothly. Wearing liquid eye shadow instead of powder eye shadow will ensure no clumping occurs. If you do use powder eye shadow, use a primer beforehand to create a smooth base over your eyelid.

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