If you’ve ever suffered from itchy eyes, you know how infuriating the condition can be. Uncomfortable and distracting, an itchy eye area can also be accompanied by burning, stinging, redness, swelling, and unattractive bumps. Rubbing itchy eyes may provide very temporary relief, but this action may lead to more symptoms, and even visible signs of aging.
To treat itchy eyelids or under-eye areas, you first have to deduce the cause of the itchiness. Depending on the underlying cause, the treatment varies drastically, so ensuring that you have the correct diagnosis is of the utmost importance. In order to confirm the cause of the itching, it’s best to visit a doctor or dermatologist to get a medical professional’s opinion.
For itchy dry eyes, a nourishing and moisturizing eye cream can provide relief from itching, stinging, flaking, and rough skin texture. Be sure the skin care product is free of drying ingredients such as alcohol, and potentially irritating ingredients such as artificial fragrance. For an extra soothing sensation, keep your eye cream in the refrigerator. The cool temperature will supply an instant dose of comfort, and also work to reduce puffiness or swelling. To boost the effects of your hydrating eye cream, you may want to switch to a moisturizing cleanser, and invest in an extra-rich night eye cream.
For eye itching and discomfort caused by allergy or sensitivity, immediately cease using all your current skin care products. Wash your face and eye area with cool water and a cleanser formulated especially for sensitive skin. Maintain this bare-bones regimen for at least a week, until the irritation is gone, or for as long as your dermatologist recommends. You should resume using your other skin care products and under eye cream only after your allergy or sensitivity is discovered, ensuring that your new skin regimen is free of the offending ingredients.