Dry Skin Around Eyes - Easy Treatment

Dry Skin Around Eyes – Easy Treatment

By: - Skin Care - September 14, 2011
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Many people have dry skin, especially in the cold winter months when they are spending a lot of time indoors in the warm, dry air. Dry skin around eyes is a particularly bothersome area to have dry skin as lotions you may use elsewhere can get into the eyes causing burning, redness and itching. Luckily there are some things you can try before you get worried and go for a prescription remedy. Dry skin around eyes can be caused by disease as well, so you may want to make sure it really is run of the mill dry skin before treating it.

One of the easiest ways to treat dry skin around eyes is to use tea bags. Brewing tea and placing the warm bags on the eyes, making sure they are covering the dry areas around the eyes, can help relieve dry skin. You should keep the bags on for about 15 minutes or until they get too cold to be comfortable. Teabags are also great if you have puffy or irritated eyes from crying or eye watering. Another great remedy for dry skin on the face is to apply honey.  Around the eyes you can apply it with a cotton swab. If it gets too sticky, you can easily wipe it off with a warm, wet towel.

The skin around the eyes is very delicate, very similar to newborn baby skin. Speaking of newborn dry skin, the same remedies used to treat the skin around the eyes can be used for newborns and vice versa. Dry skin in infants is almost never harmful, it is often looks worse than it is. In fact, you don’t even have to put anything on the skin at all. Newborn dry skin will be gone in a few weeks, but you can try to treat it with a humidifier or making sure the air is moist enough for your baby to be comfortable. It is extremely common for newborn dry skin to appear, so you certainly shouldn’t panic if you see it. Applying baby lotion should be enough to at least make it look a bit better and you can also use baby lotion on your own eyelids as well, since it will not cause itchy or burning if it gets into the eyes.

If none of that works for either of you and you have exhausted all other over the counter remedies, you may want to see a dermatologist for a prescription or to find out exactly what is causing your dry skin.