Contact with rubber or metal. There is sometimes also rubber in the
makeup sponges and nickel in the eyelash curlers or tweezers that can
cause irritation of the eyelids. Make your own natural makeup, click here.
- Extreme weather conditions such as extreme heat or cold.
- Contact with hair dye, bleaches, hair spray and even shampoo and nail polish.
- Perfumes and/or body sprays have been known to cause itchy flaky eyelids.
Your bedding and dust mites ~ sometimes if you clean your pillows and
give your mattress a good vacuum the problem with subside.
Sensitivity to household cleaning agents that come into contact with
your eyes. Some cleaning agents are so strong that your skin can get
irritated just by coming near them. Also any other insecticides and
- Pollen in the air, grass, dog or cat hair and dust.
Certain types of plants can cause irritation when coming into contact
with them. Some include poison ivy, poison oak and poison sumac.
Certain types of medications can also cause eyelid irritation. Some
include topical antibiotics, topical steroids and beta blockers.
- Newspaper print and carbon paper have also been found to irritate the skin of the eyes.
Excessive rubbing of the skin can cause red dry itchy eyelids just
because of the friction on the skin. Some people rub their eyes when
they are over tired, try to avoid doing this.
- Heavy drinking and too much salt or sugar in your diet.
Fresh Aloe Vera plant rubbed on the skin. Can be left on over night. It
will reduce swelling and itching. Can also be applied several times
during the day. You can buy the gel at your herbal shop too.
- A warm wet compress can relieve itchy swollen eyelids. Can be done a couple of times during the day.
- Sliced cucumber can be placed directly onto the eyelids. Rub in and leave on for about 20 minutes and rinse off.
- Cold milk can be applied to relive the pain of red itchy eyelids.