Dry Skin Around The Eyes February 26 2016, 2 Comments
Struggling to identify what is causing the dry skin around your eyes?
Sensitive or dry skin around the eyes is a very common problem. The skin in this area is very thin and delicate; it can be particularly susceptible to getting itchy or dry even if you're unaffected by skin problems elsewhere around your face or body.
Maybe you're getting red, sore patches at the corners of your eyes, or find that you're rubbing your eyelids until they're inflamed; it can manifet itself in various ways but the result - pain and annoyance! - is the same.
So What is Causing It?
There are a number of possibilities; if your skin has flared up it is very important to make a note of any products you have used around this area over the last 24-48 hours. Have you tried something new? Classic culprits for causing soreness around eyes can be eye make-up remover; make-up; cleansers & toners; perfumed face creams or eye creams; soap or any other cosmetics coming into direct contact with that area.
Beware Hair Care Products
However, perhaps less obvious culprits are the products you are using in your hair. It is worth remembering that anything you put in your hair - shampoo, conditioner, styling products etc - are likely to come into contact with your face and can trigger irritation or an eczema-type of reaction around the eyes. Particular caution should be taken if you have a fringe or a hairstyle that covers some of your face.
So many customers at Purepotions have found great relief from dry skin on the face or around eyes by switching their hair products to a more natural version, or by stopping using styling products altogether.
Eye Make-up Remover
We are very happy to tell you that if you are struggling to find an eye make-up remover that is gentle enough for eczema sufferers around the eyes then we have the perfect solution for you! Skin Salvation Moisturising Ointment, the wonder product that it is, makes a fantastic eye make-up remover, even for waterproof make-up.
Here's one of our customers demonstrating how it works. All you need to do is warm up a small amount of the ointment between your fingers to soften the salve, then, with eyes closed, very gently smear the ointment on your eyes to dislodge the make-up. Once you have lovely black panda eyes, use a cotton pad to thoroughly remove the make-up.
Job done, no more harsh chemicals that could be triggering the dry skin around your eyes plus lovely soft nourished skin.