Eye eczema can be very uncomfortable and annoying, especially when it’s on your eyelids. Using the wrong eye cream can worsen the eczema and make it more difficult to manage. Thankfully, there are several treatments you can try, including applying an eye cream specifically formulated to treat eczema on the eyelids. Here’s everything you need to know about choosing and using one of these products!

What is eczema?

Eczema is a chronic skin condition that causes dry, red, and itchy skin. It can occur on any part of the body, but is most commonly found on the face, hands, and feet. While there is no cure for eczema, there are treatments that can help relieve the symptoms. Make-up or irritants can in particular, cause issues with the skin around the eyes and create uncomfortable or delicate areas, especially making it difficult if you want to wear make up or do a particular activity.  However there are a few trusted eye creams that can effectively calm down the skin around your eyes specifically designed for eczema sufferers.

How do you treat it?

If you have eczema on your eyelids, the first step is to identify the trigger. Once you know what’s causing your flare-ups, you can take steps to avoid it. For example, if you’re allergic to a certain type of makeup, switch to hypoallergenic products. If you’re using a new skincare product and notice eczema on your eyelids, stop using it immediately. Be sure to wash your hands before applying any lotion or cream so that you don’t introduce something else that could irritate the skin. Use moisturisers that are fragrance free and non-comedogenic, which won’t clog pores or cause breakouts. Avoid anything with perfumes or additives such as alcohol. (The best eye creams for eczema around the eyes contain soothing ingredients like shea butter and aloe vera.) It may also help to apply petroleum jelly in a thin layer over the entire lid before going to bed each night.

I have found that make-up that may be slightly on the old side can create a reaction such as eye liners or mascara. So if in doubt sway it out!

Preventing Future Breakouts

If you suffer from eczema, you know the importance of using a good eye cream. Not only does it help to soothe your symptoms, but it can also prevent future breakouts. Here are some tips for choosing the best eye cream for eczema in a flare up.  Give your eyes a few days break from whatever the irritant is.  test a few natural products such as aloe vera plant gel or olive oil on your eyes carefully and slowly building up to ensure it doesnt aggravate the situation.  The main goal is to stop using whatever is causing the issue and start to soothe the area.  Once you feel you have stopped whatever the cause is, food allergy, skin allergy, make up or other. Then look to one of the specialist creams specifically designed to treat senstive or ezcema skin. If in doubt or you are worried, speak with your doctor about possible medication options available that might help reduce inflammation and ease discomfort.

Eucerin® Hypersensitive Skin Ultra Sensitive Soothing Care (50ml) Eucerin® Hypersensitive Skin Ultra Sensitive Soothing Care (50ml)
Dermalogica Intensive Eye Repair (15ml) Dermalogica Intensive Eye Repair (15ml)
CeraVe Eye Repair Cream 14mlCeraVe Eye Repair Cream 14ml
Avène Tolerance Control Soothing Skin Recovery Balm for Dry Sensitive Skin 40mlAvène Tolerance Control Soothing Skin Recovery Balm for Dry Sensitive Skin 40ml

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