Orange eyelids?! Please help.

(12 Posts)
abigboydidit Sat 02-May-15 08:32:25

I am 38 & have noticed recently there is an orangey yellow patch at the top inside corner of my eye - above my eyelid. What on earth?! Anyone have something similar and know how I can disguise it? Thanks in advance smile

AwkwardSquad Sat 02-May-15 10:46:22

Is it just discolouration or is it a raised bump? If raised, it could be a lipid deposit called an xanthelasma. Said to be a sign of high cholesterol.

Greengardenpixie Sat 02-May-15 10:53:58

xanthelasma - I have them all over my inner eye. You can disguise them with some concealer. I have lots of them and never found a cure. I knew it could be a sign of high cholestrol but the doctor wasnt interested. Inface, im not sure she even knew what they were. I thought they were white heads but i have had them for years and they never go. Im embaressed about them but i now wear glasses.

Greengardenpixie Sat 02-May-15 11:03:43

Mine are not big like some images but like this on my inner eye:

www.google.co.uk/search?q=xanthelasma&es_sm=93&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=yaBEVfMphq1pr5mBqA4&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAQ&biw=1302&bih=615#imgrc=8rsffz63VqSE1M%253A%3ByNRP3m9lRAWtaM%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fdoctorv.ca%252Fwp-content%252Fuploads%252F2013%252F02%252Fxanthelasma_1_010402.jpg%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fdoctorv.ca%252Fcosmetic-services%252Flump-and-bump-removal%252Fxanthelasma-cholesterol-deposits-on-eyelids-detailed-information%252F%3B2134%3B1384

abigboydidit Sat 02-May-15 12:49:11

No it is flat. Just looks like I have a blob of yellow or orange eyeshadow (nice!).

abigboydidit Sun 03-May-15 11:02:51

Clearly I am a yellow eyed freak wink

lurkingaround Sun 03-May-15 11:11:24

No, not a freak. Are you sallow skinned? Prob just <sorry> the pigmentation that goes with ageing. Keep wearing the sunglasses!

abigboydidit Sun 03-May-15 12:58:32

Hmm. Yes I am sallow skinned. And terrible for not wearing sunglasses shock Wonder how best to hide it? Am a bit of a make-up-phobe.

lurkingaround Sun 03-May-15 14:04:32

One of those concealers with a bit of light reflecting ability in it? Like Touche èclat, (tho personally I hate, the only skin product I've ever reacted to) or the cheapie 2000 concealer (Boots) which I use, or l'oreal do a similar one, called illuminating touch, or something like that. <jeez, a real helpful post, not>

abigboydidit Sun 03-May-15 14:49:31

Thanks. I shall have a look tomorrow.

Phaedra11 Sun 03-May-15 19:39:02

I have this. I've been told it's a hormone thing and can be caused by pregnancy or the contraceptive pill.

Inkspellme Mon 04-May-15 21:52:55

I have this - like a blob of pigment just below my left eyebrow. I've had it for about 4 years and it hasn't changed in that time. I'm very fair skinned, never been on hormonal contraceptive and last pregnant 13 years ago. mines not hormonal but does just seem to be a bit of pigment.

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