Since I turned 40, I’ve noticed that though my skin is dry, my eyelids have gotten oily. What’s up ?
First, if you have blurry vision, you should consult a doctor to rule out a couple of conditions that might cause oil on the lids,. Though oil glands usually become less active during perimenopause and menopause, in some women hormonal fluctuations can cause overactivity of those glands, which can lead to oily skin around the eyes and nose. Also you may be using too much eye cream. If you’re finding it hard to wear eyeshadow or liner because it slides off your lids, try an eyeshadow primer, which lays down a base that keeps your eye makeup in place. Eye cream should always be used sparingly on the delicate skin around the eye area.