It’s a very unpleasant experience for people who experience dry skin around their eyes. The irritation experienced from it can be enough to affect a person’s well-being and overall mood on a day-to-day basis. The more severe it is, the more irritating it can be. There are many factors that play a role as to why you are experiencing dry skin around your eyes. You may be experiencing, dry, flaky, and itchy skin due to the below reasons:
- Weather conditions when there is less humidity and more dry air present Too much use of hot water
- Your Age; the older you get the dryer your skin becomes
- Using improper methods for the removal of your makeup
- Rubbing your skin too much (which can cause irritation)
- The use of harsh chemicals
However, there are other known factors and medical conditions that can cause the skin around your eyes to become dry and irritated:
Contact Dermatitis can occur when you use a product on your skin that irritates it that you may have some sort of allergy to. This would include products like Moisturizers, lip balms, mascara, and sunscreen. It’s good to always keep a journal on the products that you use on your face so that you know what is causing the dry skin issues.
If Atopic Dermatitis is what you are experiencing, then you will likely have symptoms such as itchy, red, and scaling or your skin. This condition is a bit more chronic compared to Contact Dermatitis and can also be caused triggered by something going on with your immune system or things in the environment around you.
Treating Dry Skin around Your Eyes
There are many ways that you can go about treatment for dry skin around eyes. First and foremost, you should definitely pay a visit to your doctor, especially if your condition is chronic and any of the above mentioned conditions. However, there are also ways that you can go about treating your dry skin at home. Read the below methods on how to treat dry skin around eyes from home:
Aloe Vera Gel
If you want to go with a simple method that is still known to be quite effective, you can use Aloe Vera Gel to treat your dry skin. You would apply the Aloe Vera gel at night; sleep with it on and then wash it off in the morning using a fragrance free or all natural face wash.
Vitamin E Oil
Vitamin E oil can be applied to your skin in an oil form from a bottle or cutting open gel capsules and applying the oil directly to you’re the skin around your eyes. You would apply this at night as well and then wash it off in the morning.
Taking Preventative Measures
It is important that you know about and take preventative measures when it comes to the delicate skin surrounding your eyes. When using face washes and skin care products, it is important that you only use products that are specifically formulated for dry and sensitive skin.