5 Reasons Why The Skin Around Your Eye Looks Dry

Written by Sanya HamdaniSep 16, 2023
5 reasons why the skin around your eye looks dry

Did you know that the skin around your eyes is up to five times thinner than the rest of your face? It is considered to be one of the most sensitive parts of your body. It needs special attention and care to look healthy and fresh. But turns out it is also one of the most ignored parts of the face.

Women hardly ever spend on products or treatments that are formulated for the eyes. This results in common problems such as dark circles, puffy eyes and even dry skin around the eyes. But identifying the reasons that cause this dryness can help you prevent it.

So read on to find out why the skin around your eyes looks dry.


Harsh ingredients

Excessive rubbing

Some makeup removers are formulated using harsh ingredients to remove stubborn makeup instantly. However, this can also draw out moisture from the skin which is more noticeable on sensitive areas such as the skin around your eyes.

You can try the Simple Kind To Skin Micellar Cleansing Water to take your makeup off. Its gentle formula helps removes stubborn makeup and keeps the skin hydrated.


No sun protection

Excessive rubbing

We’ve already said this a thousand times before and we will say it again, nothing damages your skin more than the harmful rays of the sun. Sure you apply sunscreen all over your face, but are you ignoring your eyes? Ensure that your sunscreen covers every exposed part of your body. When stepping out in the sun always wear sunglasses to protect the delicate skin around your eyes.


Seasonal changes

Excessive rubbing

Transitioning from humidity to dry air can be cruel for your eye area. Particularly during winter, make sure you keep your under eye area well hydrated. Look for products that contain hyaluronic acid as it is extremely effective at binding moisture into the skin. You can also try an oil-based, non-greasy formula such as the Lakme Absolute Argan Oil Radiance Night Revival Eye Cream. It will not only keep your eyes hydrated but will also reduce other problems such as dullness and dark circles.



Excessive rubbing

Eczema is a skin condition that causes the skin to become dry, itchy, inflamed, red and cracked. Since the skin under your eyes is thin, this area is one of the most common spots for eczema. Avoid scented skincare products as this can further irritate the skin. Instead, apply aloe vera gel to moisturise the skin.


Excessive rubbing

Excessive rubbing

A lot of people have a habit of rubbing their eyes. However, excessive rubbing can damage the delicate eye area and even cause dryness. Keep your hands off your face and your eyes to avoid this.

Sanya Hamdani

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Sanya Hamdani is a skincare enthusiast and lipstick hoarder, she truly believes no two red lipsticks look exactly alike. With a Master's degree in Communication & Journalism and 5+ years of digital writing experience up her sleeve, Sanya has some of the biggest beauty experts in the country on her speed dial. When she's not swatching products or writing about the latest trends in beauty, you will find her watching F.R.I.E.N.D.S. or cooking up a storm in the kitchen.


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