29th May 2008 10:21 PM
what is this?
I was diagnosed with Rosacea, but the last month I have had problems with my eyelids. Whenever I wear eye makeup it really irritates my eyes, the turn bright red and then the lids get tough and start peeling. I have stopped wearing eye makeup and it clears up right away. Is this related to Oscular Rosacea??
And do you know of any eye makeup that won't irritate my eyelids?
I have experienced red itchy eyes, but only now and then, and I'm not sure if it's related to allergies or oscular rosacea.
30th May 2008 01:01 AM
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Hi. Have you tried different brands of eye makeup to see if it might be a sensitivity to your brand? Also, what you are using to remove the eye makeup may be exacerbating the condition. I use Ocusoft lid scrubs to remove my eye makeup. It is very good for sensitive skin and also keeps the lid margins clear of blepharitis.
Itchiness can be a sign of allergy. Are you taking any antihistamines? Are your eyes itchy even if you don't wear eye makeup?
I would give your eyes a break from makeup for a few days so you can recover before you try another brand. It's hard to recommend something since it is an individual reaction and very specific. I just use maybelline mascara LOL.
Welcome to the Forum!
2nd June 2008 01:51 PM
I have sensitive skin and problems with ocual rosacea and I use Almay products.
I just use water to take it off.
Another tip to control the blepharitis is lid scrubs.
My doc told me to use diluted baby shampoo and a q-tip and gently scrub the lash lines.
Hope this helps.