How to Keep Eyelids From Getting Oily During the Day

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Even the driest skin can shine when it comes to eyelids. Oily eyelids can be caused by numerous things, from hormone changes to the moisturizers you use on your face. If you notice shine atop your lids that leaves you embarrassed, guard yourself with a few healthy habits and beauty tools to keep oil at bay.

Step 1

Lower the amount of eye cream you are using. Eye cream is effective for keeping the skin in this area moisturized and healthy, but too much can cause excess oil. Cut the amount you use in half, or try using a nightly eye cream only.

Step 2

Cleanse your face thoroughly every morning and before bed. Remove oils on the skin’s surface with a mild, gentle foaming cleanser. Close eyes and lightly wipe over them, then rinse off cleanser immediately. Pat face and eye area dry with a clean washcloth.

Step 3

Apply a pea-sized amount of silica-based eye primer to the back of your hand. Dab your pinky into the primer, and begin applying it to lids, lightly dabbing and redipping your finger as needed. Even if you don't wear makeup, primer is a neutral cream that will help absorb and ward off oil.

Step 4

Carry oil-blotting sheets with you, and use throughout the day as needed to soak up any oiliness that begins to appear. Do not rub eyes with sheets, but lightly press and lift over your lids to soak up oil while leaving makeup in place.