The verdict. “Don’t use Preparation H Hemorrhoid Cream to treat your eye puffiness. It can do more harm than good. Since eye puffiness can be a sign of a health issue, like lack of sleep, allergies, or dehydration, it’s important to address the root issue and not just the symptoms,” says Gantsho.
Is it safe to put hemorrhoid cream under your eyes?
“It is good to use it only on special occasions. Use a tiny amount of Preparation H cream under the eye area, being careful not to get any into your eyes because it may cause severe irritation. And let it dry before applying makeup,” suggested makeup artist Kyriaki Savrani. Then there’s also the risk of clogging pores.
What really works for puffy eyes?
Cold compresses: Cooling the area lessens inflammation and swelling by reducing blood flow. You can place anything cold, such as an ice pack, frozen bag of vegetables, chilled cucumber slices or refrigerated spoons, over closed eyes for a few minutes.
Can I use Preparation H on my face?
The Dermatology Review warns that there are side effects to using Preparation H to tighten wrinkles, especially if you’re prone to acne or have sensitive skin. “If you have sensitive skin, it may sting and cause temporary redness when you first apply it,” the site reads.
How often can you use Preparation H under your eyes?
Apply a small amount of medication to the affected area and gently rub in, usually up to 4 times a day or as directed by your doctor or the product package.
Can you put hydrocortisone under eyes?
Do not put hydrocortisone near your eyes or on your eyelids.