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    Question Dry, irritated spots on eyelids

    I think I've been wearing eye make-up too much lately because I've been getting dry patches on both eyelids. It could also be due to terrible seasonal allergies, my new acne RX (although I don't rub it near my eyes) or a new primer I've been using. I've also had a few performances lately so I guess it's just overload. The thing is I am going to be in my sister's wedding next weekend ..g.: and I want to get these dry patches as cleared up as possible. Any remedies I can try that don't involve a doctor, dietary changes or anything harsh or expensive?


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    Re: Dry, irritated spots on eyelids

    The fastest way to get eczema to calm down is a mild cortoid(be careful to not get it in the eyes+it´s notfor longtime treatment)

    Take an antihistamine.

    No sulfates near the eyes in cleansing skincare!
    Don´t use makeup remover towelettes or cotton pads with makeup remover-the milldest way to remove makeup is cleanisng oil(water soluble) that you stroke gently over the face and then rinse with water.
    One that should be ready avaliable in the US is:
    Daily Cleansing - Lumene


    Eat salmon,nuts and avocado(their fats calms down the skin from the inside)


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    Re: Dry, irritated spots on eyelids

    My eyelids get dry in the winter. I smear a thin film of oil over them before bed and all is good. I have had terrible reactions putting lotions with perfumes in them on my eyes, so don't use lotion unless it's for sensitive skin.


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    Re: Dry, irritated spots on eyelids

    I put Emu Oil on little dry patches like that. Usually clears them right up and you should be able to get it at the health food store. However, it's definitely not vegan.


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    Re: Dry, irritated spots on eyelids

    I like Aquaphor. It's a blend of vaseline and lanolin, available at most drug and discount stores, usually found with the hand lotions or baby ointments.


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    Re: Dry, irritated spots on eyelids

    I have the same problem. It's related to my allergies. I use petroleum jelly (Vaseline) on my eyelids at night. It seems to help...g.:


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    Re: Dry, irritated spots on eyelids

    Reviving this thread to see if anyone has any other suggestions:

    I have a patch of eczema (first ever) under my eyes. They are so close to my eyes that I have to be very careful what I use. I've been using hydrocortisone (Cort-aid). Before that, I tried a Benadryl anti-itch stick (meant for mosquito bites, but I was desperate to stop the itching!) and I used Neosporin a couple of times (before I knew it was eczema). Myy son has had outbreaks, but I never have.

    My problem? It's under my eyes- itchy, swollen, red, puffy, scaly- and my troupe's stage show opens tomorrow! I look dreadful. My troupe-mates suggested Aquaphor as a barrier under the stage make-up, and cucumber slices to reduce the redness and swelling, so I'll be trying both of those, as well as continuing the hydrocortisone 4 times a day.

    We have 5 stage shows over 9 days, so I can't not wear make-up until it clears up, and since this is my first-ever breakout, I have no frame of reference about how long this will take to clear up. My health insurance changed, so I'm between doctors at the moment. And the lack of sleep and high stress levels are unlikely to change with the show opening tomorrow.

    Any other suggestions?


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    Re: Dry, irritated spots on eyelids

    I found out that my sister had it too and she went to the dermatologist. They gave her some samples of some cream. I don't remember the name, but I will get back to you. I used it for two or three days and it was gone. Maybe a minute-clinic can prescribe it?

    Of course my patches are coming back because I stopped using it. Not sure what that is about, but I suspect that the topical treatment only masks the problem and doesn't fix it from the inside out.


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    Re: Dry, irritated spots on eyelids

    Quote Originally Posted by andalee-oriental View Post
    I found out that my sister had it too and she went to the dermatologist. They gave her some samples of some cream. I don't remember the name, but I will get back to you. I used it for two or three days and it was gone. Maybe a minute-clinic can prescribe it?

    Of course my patches are coming back because I stopped using it. Not sure what that is about, but I suspect that the topical treatment only masks the problem and doesn't fix it from the inside out.
    Thanks, I'd really appreciate the info about the cream!


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    Re: Dry, irritated spots on eyelids

    Quote Originally Posted by andalee-oriental View Post
    I found out that my sister had it too and she went to the dermatologist. They gave her some samples of some cream. I don't remember the name, but I will get back to you. I used it for two or three days and it was gone. Maybe a minute-clinic can prescribe it?

    Of course my patches are coming back because I stopped using it. Not sure what that is about, but I suspect that the topical treatment only masks the problem and doesn't fix it from the inside out.
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    Was the cream Elidel? That's what was prescribed for me when I had a similar problem. It works, but will burn if you rub your eyes.


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    Re: Dry, irritated spots on eyelids

    No, it's called protopic:
    PubMed Health - Tacrolimus Topical

    Sorry I forgot to post it sooner, Amara.


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    Re: Dry, irritated spots on eyelids

    Thanks! My eyes are clear now- 4 times a day with hydrocortisone cleared it up in 3 days! 2 of those days were stage performance days, so I used a lot of barriers between my face and the stage make-up (hydrocortisone, Aquaphor, plus my regular primer). I bought new make-up and (still need to) clean my brushes with anti-bacterial soap.

    3 more shows to go, including tonight, so fingers are crossed that the skin stays clear and soft!


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