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For the most part when the eyelids are red and flaky, it is usually due to an allergic cause. The allergen may be a new type of makeup you're using, a new cream, or most often it is just an environmental allergen. It sounds as though you have tried changing many things about your routine and the products you use; that speaks more to the fact that this may just be a skin response to a systemic allergen and that you may not ever find out exactly what it is.
Regardless, most cases of allergic dermatitis respond to using cool compresses and smearing a small amount of 1% hydrocortisone ointment on the areas twice daily will help this to go away. But sometimes it does take 2-3 weeks before it entirely disappears. If you have any signs of systemic allergies (itchy, runny nose and/or sneezing) then it would be wise to also take an oral antihistamine such as claritin or zyrtec you can find over the counter.
If the eyelids are also swollen and tender, then this may be an infection and therefore you should be examined by an ophthalmologist if that is the case. Also, if this is not improving with this therapy, then you should be examined by an ophthalmologist to determine the best course of action.
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