Why do my eyelids get dry and peel?
External irritants, your environment, and aging can all cause dry eyelids. There are other factors that cause dry skin on eyelids that may require more medical care. These underlying conditions vary in severity and outlook. Some of them include contact dermatitis, atopic dermatitis, or blepharitis.
What is the fastest way to get rid of eyelid dermatitis?
To treat eyelid dermatitis caused by atopic dermatitis (eczema) or psoriasis, and for immediate relief from symptoms, a person can:
- Moisturize. Moisturizing creams can relieve dryness and itching.
- Use calcineurin inhibitors.
- Use corticosteroids.
Can I put Vaseline on my dry eyelids?
Vaseline is a safe moisture barrier that can help with many minor dry skin conditions, including the eyelids. People using Vaseline on their eyelids must be careful not to let any enter the eye. A person should avoid using it if they have a history of allergic reactions to petroleum jelly or Vaseline.
How do I get rid of eyelid dermatitis?
Eyelid eczema is treated with emollients and mild topical steroids, prescribed by your doctor or other healthcare professional. Generally, only mild topical steroids (0.5 – 1% hydrocortisone) are recommended for eyelid eczema, given the thinness of the eyelid skin. Eyelid skin is four times thinner than facial skin.
How do you treat dry flaky eyelids?
Use a humidifier to add moisture to the air inside your home. Take shorter showers or baths, and use warm (not hot) water. Apply moisturizer several times a day, especially after bathing. Use gentle soaps and detergents instead of harsh products that can dry and irritate your skin.
What does dermatitis on the eyelid look like?
Upper, lower or both eyelids on one or both sides can be affected by contact dermatitis. The patient may report itching, stinging or burning, and the lids are red and scaly. They may swell. With persistence of the dermatitis, the eyelids become thickened with increased skin markings (lichenification).
What can I put on extremely dry eyelids?
People can usually treat dry eyelids at home by applying moisturizers and using warm, not hot, water to bathe. If the symptoms persist, a person should speak with a doctor. A doctor can prescribe medications, such as corticosteroid creams to reduce the symptoms.
What cream is good for dry eyelids?
Products marked as hypoallergenic, like Vaseline® Jelly Original, are ideal as they’re formulated to reduce the possibility of irritation or allergic reaction. We recommend applying Vaseline® Jelly on eyelids because some regular moisturizers and creams are not always safe to use on the eye area.
Is Vaseline good for eyelid dermatitis?
If you have sensitive skin, or conditions such as eyelid dermatitis or blepharitis, using Vaseline can be a safe way for you to moisturize your eyelashes.
Is Vaseline good for dry eyelids?
Vaseline can help with a number of dry eyelid conditions. People who notice that their skin is dry or irritated during the dry, cold winter months can use it to prevent moisture loss from the eyelids. Some people also use it as a moisturizer to reduce the risk of wrinkles, or as a supplement to traditional eye creams.
How long does it take for eyelid dermatitis to go away?
Most cases of eyelid dermatitis clear up after around 30 days of treatment, and once an outbreak has subsided, prevention may be as simple as avoiding the irritants that caused the initial problem.
What moisturizer can I use on my eyelids?
Vaseline, a brand-name form of petroleum jelly, can moisturize dry skin all over the body, including the eyelids. Petroleum jelly is a thick jelly that creates a moisture barrier, helping to trap moisture in the skin and protect the skin from the elements.