A simple step-by-step guide on how to treat and relieve dryness around the eyes.
Dry skin around the eyelids can be common during the winter months. The cold air dries the skin out, but it doesn’t have to be cold outside for flakiness to appear around the eyes.
Dry skin under the eyes can affect anyone, at any time – although those with skin conditions like eczema are more likely to suffer. As the skin under the eyes and on the eyelids is thinner than on some parts of body, such as on the soles of the feet, it is less able to retain moisture, leaving it vulnerable to drying out.
The symptoms of dry, flaky skin around the eyes aren’t pretty, and definitely aren’t comfortable. Dryness, itchiness, flakiness, soreness, irritation and even swelling can be common side effects.
Pinpointing the exact cause of dry skin under eyes isn’t always simple, as many things can cause the symptoms to appear. Harsh shampoos that run down your face during a shower, irritants in cosmetics, harsh facial cleansers, soaps and sunburn are some of the usual suspects.
Whatever the cause may be, you need to take action! Being proactive and caring for the delicate skin around your eyes with the right techniques will help you restore and maintain a soft, healthy looking complexion.