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glitter695
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I have really, really dry eyelids, this has never happened to me before. I have been using the same eye shadow for awhile now. I have been (every once and awhile) putting Vaseline on my eyes, but after I take it off and put more of my eye shadow on it they still get dried out. Should I try a different eye shadow? I might be allergic to it, but I have been using it for a long time. The kind I have is Cover Girl, Pink Chiffon. I like it a lot, but it really ugly when my eyes get all dry, and I don't know what else to do about it.

Has this happened to you? What did you do? Is there something else that I can use on my eyes?

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nix on the vaseline. i have dry eyelids too, and my dermatologist told me that oil-containing/creamy eye products (cream shadow, for example) are actually more irritating. so i would guess that the vaseline is doing more harm than good. if i were you i would try some cortisone cream and take a few days off from eye products, and see if that helps.

em

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I agree with Em here: nix the eye products for a while.

I'd be careful though with using cortisone cream unless it's been prescribed by a doc.

My dermatologist is a firm believer that cortisone products shouldn't be used in the face at all. The usual problem with cortisone is that -while it makes rashes and all "dissapear" very quickly, it masks real problems (by "turning off" your skins way of reacting, correct me, If I am wrong, Gummy) and it happens easily that your problem returns once you don't use the cortisone product anymore. In the face, wher eone quite understandably wants to get rid of problems quickly, you soon end up in a vicious circle of cortisone use, when you could have had gotten to the root of the problem if you'd been patient at the start.
Trust me, I've been there, as I have a skin disorder in my face due to products that I can't handle and stress.

If I were you, glitter, I'd just skip ALL eye products (all creams, all mascara, all remover, everything), at tops, I'd maybe use some camoimille compresses on my eyes, to see whether that helped at all. If the problem continues, I'd head to a dermatologist. Sounds an awful lot like an allergy.

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alaska's got the right idea with the cortisone. when your skin gets irritated, it releases steroids (specifically glucocorticoids) into the surrounding area. this causes inflammation. when you add hydrocortisone, or cortisone creams, they override the corticoids your body is cranking out, which is how the inflammation is stopped.

these cortisone creams are harsh. putting them on your eyelids can cause them to leak into your eyes and that's not a very pleasant thing.

in the meantime, stop using makeup. give your eyelids time to recover (a week or two at least!!!). then maybe search for a better product, and test it on your cheek before putting it somewhere super-delicate like your eyelids. and always remember that it's important to throw away your eye makeup after 6 months. and definitely do NOT share makeup with other people! mascara, eyeliner and eyeshadow especially can harbor bacteria that you definitely don't want in your eyes.

back in high school, during a school play, one cast member shared her mascara with a few other cast members. all those ppl wound up with impetigo around their eyes. not a good thing to have!

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thanks for clearing that up further, gummy. so useful to have you around, my dear!
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Thank you all. Yes I showed my mom what you guys wrote and when she reads Emsily0 post to try cortisone cream, she told me that isnt good, and that it thins out your skin! I never knew that! She said when we go to the doctor we will ask what is going on and stuff.

I really dont like it. I'm so used to wearing makeup. The only time that I dont is around my parents or my boyfriend and his parents.

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Hi glitter,

trust me, you get used to not wearing make-up. Last year (I think? when was it? I can't even remember!), I developed a nasty, itchy rash in my face, from around my mouth all the way up the side of my nose. It really sucked, quite honestly.

My dermatologist diagnosed me (it's nothing fancy, a common ting called "perioral dermatitis") and bluntlyd told me to simply get rid of ALL products that I use.

All creams, cleansers, make-up. All.

Me, who was rarely without some sort of make-up ever since I was twelve! So I did that. My best friend was a very happy gal afterwards, as she got lots of stuff from my bathroom cabinet.
I only did so gruntling, started cleaning my face with a super-mild prescribed cleanser, and used some medicated cream....and it got better. And well, I noticed: living without make up saves time! It saves worry! And I swear, no one noticed it, really.
Sure, I missed the fun factor a bit, but it was worth living completely without make up for a while.

These days, I have slowly started introducing selected products again, and handle all well, but have significantly toned the entire make-up thing down, and I swear, life is better for me this way. My skin just doesn't like certain things, and far better than flaky red skin around my mouth (because I wanted some coverage) is healthy, maybe not so perfect, but make-up free skin.

So no matter whether the colour of that eyeshadow is good, or whether you enjoy it: honey, no make-up is worth stressing your skin (which you'll need another 65 years or so)!

You can do it, glitter! go the make-up free route!

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eek! i know cortisone thims out your skin, etc. it's just what my derm told me to use.

em


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One of the worst things about this, is that if I rub my eye harder than usual then it hurts really bad.

I never had this happen to me before.

I think I can do it. I just feel naked without it, but hey being naked is good! HEHE

Thank you everyone for your advice and help, I appreciate it LOTS!!

I will keep you updated and tell you if my eyes are getting any betters or not!

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