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You may be familiar with dry skin appearing on your face and body, but do you ever find yourself looking in the mirror and asking, “Why are my eyelids dry?” If you do, you may be wondering how your skin care routine might be able to help in such a sensitive spot. Although very dry skin on your eyelids is bothersome, there are products to help keep it at bay. Read on to learn what can cause dry skin on your eyelids, as well as our tips and products to help.
As with dry skin on the rest of your body, dry eyelids can stem from external factors, some of which you may be familiar with, like the weather and hot water. The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) states that the skin on your eyelids is the thinnest on your body, and can get irritated easily. If you’re noticing dry skin appearing on your eyelids, chances are you may need to keep them moisturized.
Ready to give your eyelids the TLC they need and deserve? Here are some of our tips and products to help.
If you notice you have dry eyelids, you may want to very carefully swipe a bit of petroleum jelly onto the skin avoiding your eyes. Specifically, if your eyelids are dry and flaky, the AAD recommends applying a small amount of petroleum jelly for moisture and protection.
Have you considered that your makeup remover could be drying? Like we mentioned, the skin on your eyelids is more delicate than other areas, so if you’re experiencing dry eyelids, you may want to switch to a makeup remover that’s designed for sensitive skin to help keep skin irritation at bay.
Try our L’Oréal Paris Micellar Cleansing Water Complete Cleanser Waterproof - All Skin Types, which is formulated for all skin types and powered by micelle molecules that cluster together to surround and lift away impurities and makeup with no rinsing or harsh rubbing. Simply saturate a cotton pad, hold over closed eyes for a few seconds, then gently wipe to remove.
For another option, consider the L’Oréal Clean Artiste Waterproof & Long Wearing Eye Makeup Remover, which has a non-irritating, non-comedogenic formula tested by dermatologists and ophthalmologists. The eye makeup remover instantly dissolves every trace of eye makeup—even long-wearing and waterproof mascaras. Dip a cotton ball into remover, close your eyes, and sweep the cotton ball gently across your lids to remove makeup.
Of course, eye cream will be your best friend when it comes to caring for dry eyelids. Look for options that have ultra-hydrating formulas to give your parched skin the moisture it craves, like our L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Age Perfect Hydra Nutrition Manuka Honey Eye Gel. This eye cream with manuka honey and nurturing oils helps cushion mature, very dry skin with nourishing moisture. The hydrating, cooling formula works together with the de-puffing rollerball wand to care for the delicate eye area. The result? Puffy bags appear reduced, dark circles appear brighter, and eyes look more youthful. To put it to use in your routine, use the rollerball applicator to massage the formula around your eyes in circular motions. Gently pat in any excess with fingers. Use morning and evening.
Next up: Think your eye makeup is bothering the skin around your eyes? In that case, make sure you’re using products designed for sensitive skin. Click through to our article on Our Best Mascaras for Sensitive Eyes.
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