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I have always suffered from dry, sensitive skin with eczema. For years I just used my trusty old friend, E45, but then one day I woke up and spotted my first wrinkle- alarm bells went off! If I have 'dry skin,' I thought, then surely I must be even more succeptable than most to the aging process? Thus began my beauty mission. My quest to find the best skincare and anti-aging products out there for dry, sensitive skin...

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Eye-lid eczema- not again!

I really thought that at this time of year (nearly summer!) that I would be immune from those irritating little red eczema patches- my skin only usually tends to flare up in winter.... But alas, things have been pretty stressful for me recently and so out of nowhere I noticed a sore patch on my hand the other day. Ok I can cope with that, bring on the hand cream.... Then I noticed my eye-lid was a bit puffier than usual, and, on closer inspection, the fold was all bumpy and crumpled looking- argghhh it's back!! My eye-lid eczema damnit! My eye-shadow has been creasing for a few days now, I guess that was a pre-eczema sign...

So what am I going to do? Whip out my lovely Avene 'soothing eye contour cream' of course! It contains simple, non-irritating ingredients- no perfume or even any anti-wrinkle chemicals (the lack of anti-wrinkle ingredients are at once what makes it so gentle but also why I don't use it all the time as a regular eye cream!) The avene cream is the only thing that does not sting my sore eye skin and it makes my eyelids feel moisturised but not sticky. Ahhh, if only you also had anti-wrinkle properties my lovely little faithful eye cream....

According to the website, here are some of it's benefits:

Soothes and relieves under eye puffiness
Hydrates and soothes the sensitive eye area
Provides moisture and anti-oxidant protection
Smoothes expression lines
Ophthalmologists tested for safety
Fragrance-free and preservative-free
Avène Thermal Spring Water soothes and softens the skin
Hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic


I fear tomorrow I might not be able to wear eye-shadow which is quite gutting as I do love it so! I am thinking of buying a new everyday one in an expensive brand that is good for sensitive skin. I was thinking Clinique? I need a non-creasing but also a really soft, gentle eyeshadow. At the moment I am using maybelline shadows (taupe and nude beige) as I love the natural colours but I am sure I could get similar in other brands. (Er, excuse the cracked case I tend to tread on most of my make-up accidentally!) I hope my maybelline eyeshadow hasn't given me the eczema? But no, I've had it before, it's more a of a stress thing I think.

Can anyone recommend me a good eye-shadow brand for sensitive skin? Or let me know if you get this and what you do to sooth it. Thanks =)

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