The unforgiving harsh conditions that winter brings can do serious damage to your skin. High-quality moisturizers and lip balms can help your face and lips, but how do you protect your eyelids? Your eyelids are the most sensitive parts of your face and can make you look older when dry and irritated. Here are three winter care tips for your eyelids to help you prevent irritation and swelling during colder temperatures.
Chemicals and irritants can dry out your eyelids and make them more susceptible to peeling and cracking during the winter. Cleaning solutions and makeup or nail polish remover residue can linger on your fingers. If you touch or rub your eyes, these chemicals can transfer to your eyelids and cause dryness and swelling. Make sure to wash your hands thoroughly before touching your face and use water to wash off irritants immediately.
Sun Protection for Your Eyelids
Your eyelids need protection from the sun just like the rest of your skin. However, many sunscreens can burn your eyelids if applied near your eyes. There are specially formulated sunscreen products you can use that are designed specifically for eyelids. Wear sunglasses with strong UV protection whenever going outside.
Moisturize Your Eyelids
Keeping your eyelids properly hydrated can help combat dry skin during winter and prevent damage. Use a moisturizer for your eyelids that is free from irritants, preservatives and fragrances. Be wary of certain anti-aging products that contain glycolic and retinoic acids because they can wreak havoc on your eyelids.
Cosmetic Eyelid Treatments for Winter Care
The proper eyelid care during winter can help reduce fine lines and wrinkles and damage from harsh weather conditions. If you have concerns or questions about the proper eyelid care during winter, you may want to consult with an experienced oculoplastic surgeon. There are cosmetic eyelid treatment options available to help you protect your eyelids and achieve a younger looking appearance. Schedule your eyelid consultation with Dr. Kami Parsa today.