Reactions on the Eyelids from Things on the Hands

I get a lot of questions from people who have irritation on their eyelids.  In some cases it can caused by make-up or a skin care product.


But did you know that traces of substances on the hands can be transferred to the eyelids when we touch our eyes? Our hands won’t react because the skin is so thick and tough.  But the eyelids will react because the eyelid skin is thin and sensitive. If you have an intermittent or persistent rash on your eyelids, see a dermatologist to diagnose the problem.  It also won’t hurt to stop using products in that area.


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Dr. Brandith Irwin, MD

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