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Eye cream for very dry eyes

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SydneyB Thu 21-Mar-13 10:19:02

I've developed very dry skin under my eyes, verging on Eczema I think, any tips for something gentle but effective?

2blessed2bstressed Thu 21-Mar-13 10:21:51

Will watch with interest as I have developed dry patches above eyes - above the crease of lid, below brow - again, almost eczema looking, and itchy's not attractive!

JumpHerWho Thu 21-Mar-13 11:40:38

Nivea blue pot, the thick basic cream. I use as a full face night cream a couple of times a week and every night around my eyes and mouth. Works wonders smile

snuffaluffagus Thu 21-Mar-13 11:47:40

I get exzcema on my eyelids etc. Nivea blue cream does sooth it but doesn't help it go away at all.. I use Aveeno moituriser as my daily moisturiser but that doesn't seem to help either. I'm thinking about asking my doc because I can't use eumovate near my eyes (which I would use on any other part of my body)! So, in summary.. I can't help but I feel your pain!

SofaCanary Thu 21-Mar-13 11:54:56

I've had this and it was a bugger to get rid of, the only thing that worked was a mild hydrocortisone cream from doc, 0.5% I think.

cedge Thu 21-Mar-13 12:26:28

Try jojoba oil... great moisturiser and full of antioxidants.

neriberi Thu 21-Mar-13 13:51:47

I get dry skin under my eyes, I use Decleor eye cream and it works a treat, I also use really gentle eye make-up removing pads instead of the usual eye removal stuff because it doesn't feel as if its stripping my skin away. And I'm really naughty and use a a really gentle toothbrush to exfoliate under my eyes. I only do it every now and again, I'm not entirely sure your meant to do it is all...

valiumredhead Thu 21-Mar-13 16:39:18

The Aldi eye cream is very rich and moisturising. It's about the only thing in there in the cosmetic range that gets my vote really,

cloutiedumpling Thu 21-Mar-13 17:12:40

I get this but try to avoid using the hydrocortisone cream too much as it can thin your skin. The best thing I've found is lansinoh. Yup. The nipple cream. I tried it in desperation one night after reading that it made a fab lip salve. It does make your skin shiny though so I only use it at night.

SydneyB Tue 26-Mar-13 10:41:24

So, I've been trying Boots Protect and Perfect eye cream but I've gone up an age group and am using the 45+ range. Glad to report early good results!

daimbardiva Tue 26-Mar-13 14:35:06

I've got this on my eyelids too - has come from nowhere, really strange. Great to have a use for that leftover lansinoh too!

Spookey80 Tue 26-Mar-13 15:08:21

I know someone up thread has said it didn't work, but after suffering with dry, irritated skin under my eyes nearly every day for years, I was recommended aveeno, which worked almost instantly and I now use most days. It has been a miracle for me, just by the simplest one, with no added anything. It is also inexpensive, I buy mine from boots.

AlwaysSleepingBeauty Tue 26-Mar-13 16:17:06

Which Aveeno cream is everyone trying please? I've got this and I'm trying to avoid steroids.

snuffaluffagus Wed 27-Mar-13 11:19:12

I use the lotion which is great on my very dry skin. I use it on my face, I used to have to slather E45 on before I started reacting to that.. then my sister put me onto this and it's great as a daily moisturiser and is good under makeup. It keeps my exzema prone skin happy, but when I have a break out (usually under my chin) I have to use something a bit stronger.

this one-

snuffaluffagus Wed 27-Mar-13 11:19:31


Sarahh356 Wed 27-Mar-13 12:15:40

That's the one: Eye Lift by NutriWomen!!! Very good quality! I'm sure it would be helpful!

AlwaysSleepingBeauty Wed 27-Mar-13 12:49:38

Thank you, I appreciate it. I have steroid cream but I'm trying to avoid using it all the time so I might try that as an alternative.

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