Help with deepened lines due to burning eye area from product?

Please any advice on my situation: I started a new acne treatment called epiduo and a new face regime, estee Lauder night and eye cream. I used my topical treatment first and them moisturised with the other two after. But after 5 minutes the area under my eyes started burning, then stopped. Then burned again after an hour for another 5 minutes. The next morning, the lines around my eyes aged me about 10 years. I am 24 but the lines had deepened so much and burned some of the skin too and darkened my under eye bags. It has been a week since this happened and my skin has bounced back a little after deep intense moisturising with Egyptian magic and Dior. The Estee Lauder eye cream burnt my skin. What can I do to heal faster, is there any hope of undoing the burns damage?

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Maria from WIMJ
28 May ago

It sounds like you've got an irritant reaction under your eyes. It could be from the epiduo product migrating there. So the first tip would be applying a thick occlusive ointment (for example, vaseline, aquaphor ointment) around your eyes before you apply the epiduo. It would also be best to transition to a fragrance-free moisturizer for face and under-eye (you can apply an eye cream before the protective ointment). The bottom line is: the best (and the only truly effective) thing you can do to stop the irritation is to prevent contact with the irritant - so applying the epiduo further away from the eyes and protecting the area with an ointment. And please don't worry about the worsening of the lines - it's just a temporary consequence of the irritation, they will go away once the inflammation is gone. Wishing your skin a quick recovery!

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LiS.h
28 May ago

I will definitely implement what you’ve recommended. Thank you so much for your advice and well wishes!

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