Originally Posted by Tailwinds
I am trying to figure out if this is related to IP or something else.
My eyelids and the area beneath my eyes are red and dry/scaly, not unlike the eyes of people who were released from the camps in Germany at the end of WW2. I am trying to figure out if this is the diet or one of the lotions I put on my face twice/day.
Is anyone else dealing with this?
OMG I've had the same thing since I have been on IP! I thought I was the only one! They would be puffy and sting for a couple days where I would have to wear glasses instead of contacts, then look like it was peeling. I noticed it would happen after the days I used anything with salicylic acid in it for acne like Proactiv and Acne Free. I've never had my cleanser react like this until this diet, I have no idea why. I've used Proactiv since high school. I stopped using my acne cleanser and switched to cetaphil and St.Ives mosturizer it cleared right up. I'm still baffled, but I would test it, and it happened every time salicylic acid touched my face.
Do you use acne cleansers like these? Check the labels and see. It may be something totally different from my problem, but maybe we're onto something.