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Eyelid Dermatitis: Red Flaky Eyelids

Eyelid Dermatitis is the inflammation of the eyelids due to an irritant or allergic reaction. The eyelids become red flaky and irritated. The skin becomes scaly and crinkly looking. The eyelids burn and itch.  This is a pic of my friend's swollen eyelid. Sorry it's not the greatest quality image but you can still see how terribly irritated her eye was. She was using Latisse to try and grow her lashes and feels this could have caused her dermatitis. She also questioned if her hair spray caused it which happens to be a common cause.  Hair Products One of the most common causes of eyelid dermatitis is hair styling products. Gels, mousses, hair sprays etc. can migrate onto the face during application.  These products also transfer to your pillow as you sleep and then to your face.  Eye Makeup You would immediately think it was an eye makeup product that caused the problem but most likely, eye makeup is not the culprit. Eye makeup is formulated with ingredients that are prov