Dry eyelids treatment

Updated February 21, 2017

Dry eyelids can be uncomfortable and itchy. In addition, dry eyelids can be very unsightly and especially enhanced by the application of make-up. There are several tips to help rid yourself of dry eyelids, and they work best in combination with consistency.

Eye Moisturizer

Regaining moisture within your eyelids is essential. An eye moisturiser can greatly benefit you in this aspect. Eye moisturisers contain much more moisture than a face moisturiser. They will give your eyelids an immediate appearance of hydration. Within weeks, the dry skin on your eyelids will be eliminated altogether. An eye moisturiser can be found in many drugstores as well as in many skincare stores. These moisturisers usually are applied to eyelids twice daily, but follow package directions.

Aloe Vera

Immediate relief of discomfort from your dry eyelids can be achieved using aloe vera, which contains soothing properties. In addition, some individuals that have excessive eye dryness begin to form actual wounds on their eyelids. Aloe can help that condition because it contains healing properties. Apply aloe vera as often as necessary. It will not build up on your skin like most skin products. Make sure to use an aloe vera product that contains no preservatives and that is made up of at least 98 per cent aloe.

Daily Care

Taking proper daily care of your skin is the most important aspect to ridding your eyelids of dry skin, as well as further preventing dry eyelids. It's best to never sleep with make-up on your face because it doesn't allow your skin to breath. Cleanse your face every night before bed, followed by moisturising your eyelids. Also, eyelids are especially sensitive to the sun. You can wear a light combination facial sunscreen and moisturiser to prevent dryness due to sun exposure.

Make-up Tips

Until your eyelids are successfully treated for dryness, there are a couple tips you can use in the meantime to ensure that your make-up goes on smoothly. Wearing liquid eye shadow instead of powder eye shadow will ensure no clumping occurs. If you do use powder eye shadow, use a primer beforehand to create a smooth base over your eyelid.

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H.C. Hisel has worked for the past nine years as a professional writer, dancer, musician, painter and photographer. Hisel had her own weekly newspaper column in the Banana 411, a newspaper for kids. Her articles have been published in various print markets and online, including and