If you’re like me, your first instinct when something burns is to put it out.
But what if that something is an eye cream?
As someone who has used a lot of eye creams over the years (and who has also had them burn), I’ve learned some things about this common problem.
Let’s take a look at some possible reasons why an eye cream might cause burning around the eyes and how to deal with it.
Is it normal for eye cream to burn?
It’s normal for eye cream to burn.
It is a sign that the product is working, and it will go away soon.
If it continues to burn, stop using the product and see your doctor.
How do I know if an eye cream is too harsh?
If your eyes burn, it’s too harsh. If they feel like they’re on fire, it’s too harsh.
If you notice that your eyelids are red and irritated after using a product, it’s too harsh.
If your eyes are watering or itching due to the cream, it’s probably too harsh for you as well.
When in doubt: don’t use it!
What causes eye creams to burn?
First, it’s important to remember that eye creams are designed to be gentle.
They’re meant for sensitive skin and are often formulated without the harsh ingredients found in many over-the-counter and prescription products, like retinol or hydroquinone.
Second, it’s possible that you have more sensitive skin than your friend or coworker who didn’t experience any irritation from her eye cream.
Even if an ingredient is approved by the FDA, not everyone has the exact same level of reaction to it; some people find certain chemicals irritating while others do not.
It’s also possible that your eye cream contains active ingredients that can irritate the skin (such as salicylic acid).
In addition, alcohol can be drying on the delicate eyelid area and may cause irritation if used regularly over time.
What can I do about my burning eye cream?
If your eye cream is causing you to experience burning, there are a few things you can do.
The first thing to try is to switch up the brand of eye cream that you’re using.
If it’s a different brand of eye cream that’s causing the burning sensation, then this might be an indication that your skin isn’t reacting well with certain ingredients in the product.
Another option would be to try out a different kind of eye treatment altogether—an overnight mask or moisturizer versus an actual cream may not have as intense ingredients as those found in some anti-aging creams so they could be less likely to cause irritation and burning sensations on sensitive areas like around your eyes.
You can also give yourself some time away from any products on that area while it heals; if this doesn’t help, then consider trying out another type like gel or lotion instead!
Does applying cold water help with burning eye cream?
Cold water can relieve swelling and reduce the redness and inflammation that may be causing your eyes to burn.
Keep in mind, however, that if your eyes are still burning after applying cold water, it probably isn’t an issue with your eye cream.
If you’re having an allergic reaction or some other problem with your eye makeup or skin care products, see a dermatologist immediately—this kind of thing is serious and needs proper attention.
Am I allergic to my current brand of eye cream?
It is possible that you are allergic to your current brand of eye cream.
Allergic reactions can occur with any product, so it’s important to know the ingredients in your products and how they may affect your skin.
If you are allergic to something, your skin will react by becoming red, swollen, and itchy.
You may have experienced this if you’ve tried a new face wash or moisturizer and had an allergic reaction after using it for a couple of days.
While most people do not experience these types of reactions when trying out new beauty products (or at least not immediately), some people are simply more sensitive than others and need more time for their bodies and faces to adjust as they use them nightly over time
Is there anything else I can try before switching brands again?
If you’re still having issues, and your skin is generally sensitive to products, you may need to try a different brand entirely.
If you’ve been using eye cream for a while now without any problems but suddenly have started experiencing irritation, then it’s probably not the product’s fault.
Instead of switching brands again (and potentially missing out on something that might work better), consider changing up how much or how often you use your current one.
Or maybe try an altogether different product altogether?
If none of these options work out for you, then it may be time to consult with an esthetician or dermatologist about what could be causing your reactions.
My eyes still burn after trying all of these things—what now?!
If the burning does not go away, you should stop using the product.
If your eyes are still burning after trying all of these things, you may want to see a doctor to rule out any other causes for the discomfort.
If it is severe and does not go away, you should stop using the product.
Hopefully, this post has helped you understand why your eye cream might be causing burning or stinging.
If it is not the product itself, then there are several other things to consider.
If you still feel like something is wrong with your skin after trying all of these tips, make an appointment with a dermatologist who can properly diagnose and treat any underlying causes.