Give the product a moment to dissolve the make-up, rather than rub it with force. This way you will avoid skin irritation, damage to eyelashes and you will slow down the formation of wrinkles around the eye. Make sure that the product you use for eye make-up removal is designed for this purpose and is gentle enough for this sensitive area.
Keep Your Face, Hands and Accessories Clean
Protect your eyes from bacteria and dirt particles by regular washing your hands and face. Many people subconsciously touch their face and their eye and may transport bacteria onto this vulnerable area. Also, if you wear facial make-up, remove it daily to keep your face clean. It is equally important to regularly disinfect or change all the make-up accessories that come in contact with your face.
The market offers special sprays and kits for accessories disinfection. Use those after every use of make-up brushes, sponges etc. or simply wash them in warm, soapy water once a week. Once you do it, leave them in a dry place rather than in the bathroom, otherwise, they may become home to fungus that develops best in moist and warm places
Protect the skin Around the Eyes
The sensitive skin around the eyes is very prone to irritation, therefore, requires extra protection. Apply cream with minimum SPF 15 factor on a daily basis onto the area around your eyes. This will create a barrier against impurities from the air and against the harmful UV radiation. If you expose your skin to really low temperatures, you can apply vaseline under your eyes instead of the cream. This will give your thin skin around the eyes some extra protection against the cold.
Use a Humidifier
This trick is especially helpful during the winter season, when the skin gets dry and weak due to the different temperatures the skin is exposed to several times a day and the heating in the houses and workplaces that dry out both the skin and the respiratory system. Dry skin around the eyes is very prone to irritation and the development of atopic dermatitis. If you want to avoid these problems, get a humidifier and place it in the room where you spend the majority of the time. This will protect you against the dry skin problems and will reduce the chances of respiratory tract infection, typical of the winter season.
How To Get Rid Of Itchy Rash Around The Eyes
The methods of dealing with redness around the eyes very depending on what caused the condition. Once you identify the reason behind the rash, you can choose the appropriate solution we provide below.
Applying a cold compress onto the affected area may reduce the swelling and the redness as well as bring relief if the skin is sore. This method is the first remedy you should reach for, regardless of what the cause of the rash is. Take a few ice cubes and wrap them in a clean, cotton cloth. Press the ice cubes gently against the affected area, but make sure the ice doesn’t come in direct contact with the skin. Keep it on for a minute and repeat the process three to four times. This should bring an instant relief.
To reduce the symptoms quicker, apply the cold compress on the area around the eyes several times throughout the day. If you don’t have ice, simply soak a cloth in very cold water, lie down and out the wet cloth over the affected eye. Rinse the cloth again in cold water as soon as it gets warm in order to increase the effectiveness of the treatment.
Moisturise the Skin
Very often the delicate skin around the eyes gets dry and becomes more prone to irritation. That’s why it’s very important that you put some extra moisturiser on the affected area. Make sure that the cream you use on the rash is actually designed for the under-eye area and that it has moisturising properties.
It’s better to stay clear off anti-ageing creams for a few days as they might cause unnecessary skin tightness. Instead, reach for an under-eye cream based on natural ingredients. You can also use some gentle oils that will lock in the moisture. The best ones will be argan oil and olive oil.
If the rash around your eyes is caused by an allergic reaction, you should first and foremost eliminate the allergen. For example, if it’s food allergy, avoid using the product that caused the allergic reaction (provided you know which one it is). If it’s because of hay fever, try to stay inside for a few days and don’t inhale the pollens present in the air outside.
Whatever caused the allergic reaction, your first step should be to take some antihistamines. Basic antihistamines can be purchased without prescriptions in every pharmacy. Once you take them, you will notice an almost instant reduction of symptoms. The eyes will get less watery and the breathing will become much easier.
Cucumber has strong moisturizing properties and may help relieve the pain caused by the red rash around the eyes. Cut eight slices of cucumber and cool them down in the fridge for 20 minutes. Take out two slices and put them over the irritated area around the eyes. Once they get warm, swap them for another pair of cold cucumber slices. Repeat the process four times.