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eczema on eyelid. & need an eye make up remover?

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mrsblakey Thu 30-Jan-14 12:55:16

Would be grateful for any recommendations.
I have a small patch of eczema in the corner of my eyelid which I can't seem to budge.

Beanymonster Thu 30-Jan-14 12:57:45

The only way I got rid of my eyelid eczema was to completely stop wearing makeup for just over a month.. It's cleared up finally, but the more make up you put on it the worse it looks and the longer it stays!

cupcake78 Thu 30-Jan-14 13:00:00

Vaseline! It will remove your makeup and moisturise. Don't wear makeup on your eczema if you help it. It will probably get worse if you don't give it chance to shift.

MixedUpConfusion Thu 30-Jan-14 15:51:21

Another for Vaseline. When I was pregnant I developed a dry patch just on one eyelid, smothered it with Vaseline before going to bed, helped it a lot

Nyancat Thu 30-Jan-14 18:55:38

I use coconut oil for eczema and it's great for.removing eye makeup too

Snowdown Thu 30-Jan-14 20:33:09

I use simple cleanser - it removes eye make up and feels less oily than their eye make up remover and it doesn't sting. Try not to touch the eczema at all - the skin there is so fragile. Have a look at the shampoo you are using - that could be irritating it too?

Floridagirl Thu 30-Jan-14 20:33:44

I find this works well for taking eye make up off without irritating my eczema.
www.boots.com/en/Blephasol-Sensitive-Eyelids-Lotion-100ml_1311219/
Agree with the vaseline tip too!

Maraki Thu 30-Jan-14 20:57:03

I use baby oil to take makeup off and astral to moisturise

McFox Thu 30-Jan-14 21:01:26

Coconut or extra virgin olive oil does the trick. I make my DH put coconut on his eyelids when they get bad and it clears up really quickly.

Fozzleyplum Thu 30-Jan-14 22:50:18

I have recurrent eyelid eczema. I can always get rid of it fairly quickly by cleansing with olive oil (massage it onto your face and remove with a flannel dipped in warm water and wrung out), followed by Vaseline at night and a neutral moisturiser like Steam Cream or Lush Celestial during the day.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Fri 31-Jan-14 08:05:06

The body shop chamomile one is good but I second coconut oil.

hugoagogo Fri 31-Jan-14 08:37:12

Ultrabland from lush is very good, but ordinary almond oil is cheaper.

dd has excema and uses boots simply sensitive eye-make up remover which is very good too.

AgathaF Fri 31-Jan-14 13:53:58

I've read recently that wearing nail polish can cause eczema around the eyes if you have an allergy to it. Something to do with the amount of touching of our eyes we do.

Dancingqueen17 Fri 31-Jan-14 16:55:32

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Valdeeves Fri 31-Jan-14 20:07:21

This works - it's called Graphite Cream from
Boots homeopathic range. A nurse received it to me and I've been passing on the tip ever since.

butterfliesinmytummy Fri 31-Jan-14 20:10:44

I had eczema on my eyelids when I was anaemic. Have your iron levels checked, my eczema disappeared when I started taking iron supplements and improving my diet.

plentyofsoap Fri 31-Jan-14 20:39:09

Try Aveeno or epiderm. Both are great and my skin is very sensitive.

Snowdown Fri 31-Jan-14 21:18:22

I'm addicted to aveeno I have a tube of it in nearly every room in the house

jujubean Fri 31-Jan-14 22:33:45

This is going to sound so loopy but when my eyes have eczema they are so sore, even normal water and the gentlest of cleansing makes them red. I have found that a spray of Avene Thermal Water on a clean face really helps.
But yes like everyone says a barrier ointment like vaseline before bed and when ever you haven't got make-up on. Also wash your eyes with just water first thing, I found salty morning eye water made them sore as well, after the tap water spray on the avene.

Lush Ultrabland is about the only eye make up remover I can tolerate (also Vaseline, but prefer Lush). A lot of the watery liquid types make mine all stingy and red. I tried one of the micellar cleansers on my eyes recently and it made them all red and sore, it has been relegated to make-up brush cleaning.

roadwalker Sat 01-Feb-14 08:19:53

I get eczema around my eyes. I have to dab the occasional bit of hydrocortisone on to get rid of it
I don't use make up remover or eye make up remover. I use either e45 or aqueous cream, rub it in well and remove either with my hands or a soft flannel
I only wash with aqueous cream, rub all over then jump in the shower

MrsSchadenfreude Sat 01-Feb-14 08:36:56

Cetaphil works for me.

Beckamaw Sat 01-Feb-14 09:24:43

I had this. So sore and ended up quite unsightly. Turned out I have a reaction to newspaper print.
I agree with coconut oil. I have some raw, organic stuff rather than processed.

cjbk1 Sat 01-Feb-14 11:23:58

same as beany but when you don't have it Cetaphil or Liz Earle haters gonna hate depending on what mascara I'm wearing

tiggy02 Tue 04-Feb-14 15:16:15

It may be your eye make up remover that is causing it as there are alot of chemicals in some makeup removers. I would go for a natural one personally like http://thepureemporia.com/natural-skincare/natural-facial-cleansers/gentle-makeup-remover.html

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