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What to do if your eyes are losing its moisture?

What to do if your eyes are losing its moisture?

Artificial tears: There are many problems that are lubricants that you can buy without a prescription. However,if it doesn't clear up on its own,follow up with an eye doctor (ophthalmologist) ...Read more

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What supplements will bring moisture to the eyes?

What supplements will bring moisture to the eyes?

O3: There are many supplements which have been touted to help increase tear production, glandular function and reduce dry eye symptoms overall. A recent study published in the journal ophthalmology demonstrated omega-3 (fish oil) supplementation has been shown to consistently help with symptoms. Other supplements may work as well, but definitive studies are pending. ...Read more

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Can ambi daily moisturizer help with dark circles under the eyes?

Can ambi daily moisturizer help with dark circles under the eyes?

Possibly: Dark circles are increased pigmentation often from cycles of swelling, from rubbing or allergies, and from and increased concentration of skin due to looseness of the skin in that area. The ambi product or the fading version may slowly help to reduce pigmentation and even the skin tone, but remember the lid skin is very sensitive and prone to allergic dermatitis, which would worsen the circles ...Read more

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Help, eyes dry, so what is the best moisturizer eye drop?

Help, eyes dry, so what is the best moisturizer eye drop?

Best eye drop : Systane and refresh are both excellent brands but the preferred particular product depends on each individual's needs and preferences. ...Read more

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Is it ok if I use a mild face moisturizer under my eyes instead of an eye cream?

Is it ok if I use a mild face moisturizer under my eyes instead of an eye cream?

No problem: Eye cream is formulated so that it will not sting to much it if gets into the eye but it contains the same type of ingredients as facial moisturizers. So you can substiute the cheaper facial moisturizer for this purpose with no risk to the eyes and generally good effects. ...Read more

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I'm 43. Alot of wrinkles around my eyes especially after i shower. I need to use moisturizer. I lost weight. Can this be the cause and what can I do?

I'm 43. Alot of wrinkles around my eyes especially after i shower. I need to use moisturizer. I lost weight. Can this be the cause and what can I do?

Wrinkle care: Wrinkles can appear due to aging, exposure to the elements etc or become more apparent with weight loss. See your local plastic surgeon and s/he will be able to advise you as to the best way of treating/managing your wrinkles. ...Read more

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Whenever I use any kind of moisturizer on my face(i avoid eye area) my eyes(specially right eye) irritates. What is this? Is there any kind of remedy?

You may need a: Hypo-allergenic skin cream. You may be allergic to something in yours. Please do not use creams that contain alcohol because that drys the skin. Peace and good health. Your doc can help. ...Read more

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Dry red patch on cheek what could it be and what to use on cheek ? Als dry skin on forehead between eyes? What's a good daily moistures? Is it age ?

Dry red patch on cheek what could it be and what to use on cheek ?  Als dry skin on forehead between eyes? What's a good daily moistures? Is it age ?

Eucerine: Eucerine cream is a good daily moisturizer. It sounds like you are getting some patches of eczema. It could be that or just dry skin. Our skin does get thinner and more dry as we age. Using a good daily moisturizer can help. Make sure also that you are drinking plenty of water each day. ...Read more

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Red, dry, cracking, flakey skin around & on eyes. itches & burns. tried moisturizer & eye serum. 3+ months now. what can I do to help it?

Red, dry, cracking, flakey skin around & on eyes. itches & burns. tried moisturizer & eye serum. 3+ months now. what can I do to help it?

See an Allergist: The description is suspicious for allergic contact dermatitis (although hard to be sure without examining the eyes or rash). If the eye is spared, then this is most commonly caused by a preservative, plant extract, or fragrance used in cosmetics or hygiene product, or via transfer of allergen from hands when rubbing the eye (sensitivity to nail treatment for example). Patch testing can help ...Read more

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I quit smoking 2 months ago. I have had to give up wearing makeup and using moisturizer on my face because I will break out, my eyes will be bloodshot?

I quit smoking 2 months ago. I have had to give up wearing makeup and using moisturizer on my face because I will break out, my eyes will be bloodshot?

See Allergist...: 56 y/o says I quit smoking 2 months ago. I have had to give up wearing makeup and using moisturize on my face because I will break out, my eyes will be bloodshot. Sounds like Allergy to one or more of the ingredients in the make up. Also history of smoking may have destabilized the normal sequence of skin repair . Best to see Allergist for evaluation and management at this point. ...Read more

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Will mixing tazorac (tazarotene) with under eye moisture cream help with tightening under my eyes and filling in wrinkles around my eyes?

Will mixing tazorac (tazarotene) with under eye moisture cream help with tightening under my eyes and filling in  wrinkles around my eyes?

Retinoids Work!: Yes it will work, absolutely, it is long term, and retin-a, a closely related product is actually one of the very few fda approved anti-wrinkle creams! you must be careful with it though, it is a mild acid, and can burn your skin, especially in the sun. Start out by using it every other day mixed in a very small amount, mixed with your regular moisturizing cream. I give this to all my patients. ...Read more

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Why is my eye really dry/lacking moisture? What can I take for this?

Why is my eye really dry/lacking moisture? What can I take for this?

Many causes: Dry eye is due to many internal and external influences: Age, decrease estrogen, medications, dry winter heat, wind, systemic diseases-sjogrens, rheumatoid arthritis, collagen vascular disease. Treatment includes artificial tear use, hydration, fish oil supplementation, humidification. Medication such as restasis. ...Read more

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Can naphcon be used as an eye lubricant or moisturizer?

Can naphcon be used as an eye lubricant or moisturizer?

Not really: These drops are vaso-constrictors that constrict the blood vessels on the surface of the eye. They should only be used for a short time. Long term usage can cause rebound vaso-congestion which results in worsening redness in the eyes when the drop is not used. Using it more than a few times a day for a few weeks is likely too long. Artifical tears are better for a lubricant. ...Read more

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Dermatologists: are serums a good hydrating moisturizer, or are creams better? Looking for an intense moisturizer for eye area.

Dermatologists: are serums a good hydrating moisturizer, or are creams better? Looking for an intense moisturizer for eye area.

Creams.: Creams are always more hydrating than lotions which are more hydrating typically than serums. A great intensive over-the-counter moisturizer is cerave cream. For a good eye repair product which is intensely moisturizing, try skinmedica eye repair. ...Read more