Re: Skin around eyes suddenly dry, itching flaking
I also had extremely dry skin under my eyes, but especially more so under one eye. It was all puffy and wrinkled like an 80 year old and scaly. It was a little tender where the puffiness was. The corner of my eyes were very itchy and the more I rubbed my eyes, the worse the wrinkles and puffiness got. I did not go to the doctors but instead just took some Reactine non-drowsy antihistamine to stop the itching and also applied cold compresses cause sometimes the Reactine was not enough. I used Jamieson Vitamin Expertise ProVitamina e. It says it's 100% pure Vitamin E oil 28,000 IU/UI sold in drugstore for stressed skin, scars, wrinkles and stretch marks. Was around $14.00 in Canada. I put that on under my eyes and then some St Ives Collagen Elastin on top of that. (I don't know if safe to put this stuff so close to eye but I did not have any problem; however, I was concerned about using Hydrocortisone so did not use that). I put these 2 products on several times per day and at night before went to bed. It worked quickly but then after a couple of days the problem returned. It was especially worse upon awakening in the morning. I don't know still what caused it except I think an allergy to my makeup. So I stopped wearing any makeup and finally after about a week and a half, the problem was gone and hopefully will not return. I think the Jamieson oil has even marginally improved my dark circles under my eyes as well, and maybe reduced the fine lines. But maybe I just want to believe that !
Last edited by Administrator; 11-09-2009 at 10:09 AM.