Life in Mascara: DRY EYE RELIEF

Monday, May 23, 2016


Around the end of February, I started noticing some red bumps on my eye lids and my under eyes. I figured it was an allergic reaction and would soon go away. They did and in their absence, extreme dry skin to the point of flaking appeared. It can be a bit tender and red and while my regular doctor had no cause for concern I still went ahead and made an appointment with my dermatologist. Three months later, I am still pending that appointment as we both had to reschedule it once each. In the meantime, here is how I am treating it.

I went ahead and switched up my face oil to something more intense. I went back to my tried and true Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil. I am going in with a couple drops in the morning and a generous amount at night. I am careful not to get it in my eyes but I do rub it into my eyebrows, brow bone, and under eye area as well as my entire face and neck. I then apply Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil all over my eye lids and under eyes. I added this step weeks into my routine and noticed a stronger improvement in my dryness right away. I actually credit the coconut oil for almost healing it. I do this only at night as it can be a little greasy but give it a bit and it does sink into the skin. I actually put a tablespoon full in a little pot and keep it with my skincare items in the bathroom. This way I am not tempted to skip this step on sheer laziness to go to the kitchen and then back. Finally, I apply Boots Expert Sensitive Hydrating Eye Cream all over my eyes. The sensitive line from Boots is perfect for anyone who has any kind of sensitivity. It is so gentle and odor free. I have never had any irritation from any of their products. This cream seems to seep into my dry skin as I am rubbing it in. You will notice very little left behind but will soon sink in.

In order to not cause any further damage I am trying to be more conscious and use my sunglasses when I am outside and gulp down tons and tons of water to plump up my skin. While the irritation has calmed down significantly, it is still there. So far I feel like I am off to a good start. Let's see what the Doctor has to say.


  1. I get it too, every spring. Oils, Vitamins, and Water are my saviors!

    1. I never thought about vitamins. Thanks for the tip!

  2. I have tried coconut oil for dry works