Let’s not forget: We love a dewy, glossy lid around here. But we also understand there’s a delicate balance between a glowy, hydrated beat and one that looks, well, greasy. Oily eyelids often tip the scale toward the latter. You know exactly what we’re talking about if you find your eyeliner streaking midday or your shadows never staying put. It’s the very annoying issue of oily eyelids.
If you’re unsure how to manage your oily eyelids, experts have you and your shiny lids covered. Below, the best tips to mattify the oil and enhance your natural glow.
What causes oily eyelids?
According to board-certified dermatologist Heather Woolery-Lloyd, M.D., creator of The Wellness Master Course, oily eyelids have quite a few causes. First, and perhaps most obvious, you may just have oily skin: “Overproduction from oil by the sebaceous glands in the skin is one possible cause,” Woolery-Lloyd notes. “This is common in skin conditions like rosacea and seborrheic dermatitis,” characterized by oily, flaky patches (which oftentimes afflict the delicate lid skin).