Why Preparation-H Can Make Swollen Wrinkled Eyelids Worse

swollen wrinkled eyelids

Puffy or swollen wrinkled eyelids………We’ve all suffered from this at one time or another.

There are lots of suggestions and remedies for this problem and you’ll see a lot of the same old remedies repeated a thousand times on the internet……...

Cold spoons, frozen tea bags, cold eye gel packs, cold water or wash cloth……………

They all work to a degree........they help reduce some of the swelling but not the wrinkles.

What about using Preparation H for swollen wrinkled eyes?

Well, for those who say it works……I’d like to see their before and after pictures. Because for me it’s been a disaster……it made the swelling and wrinkling worse and then some……

I’ll give you 5 good reasons why you should not try Preparation H for swollen or puffy eyes.


First, understand that this product was not meant to be used near the eyes, nose, or mouth. Meaning it’s not safe and can cause injury if it gets into the eyes.


Second, the manufacture of Preparation H says that it no longer contains the same active ingredient it once (Bio-Dyne)……which was supposed to helped reduce swollen tissues.


Third, this product is very greasy.  The base ingredient contains 74% petroleum jelly and 14% mineral oil. 


Now would you want to apply Vaseline and mineral oil to swollen eyelids? 

Applying greasy/oily products to the thin skin around the eyes can only make the swelling worse.



Fourth, greasy creams can cause Mila – which are tiny white hard bumps (cysts) above and below the eyelids. I developed Mila after using Preparation H several times in an attempt to reduce puffy eyelids.

When I told my dermatologist she said that I should never use any product that contains petroleum jelly or mineral oil near eyes – or even on the face for that matter.  

Keep in mind that some people are more prone to Mila than others, but once you get a few they’re hard to get rid of.



Fifth, some say that long term use could cause more swelling due to a rebound effect. While I’m not sure how true this is – I don’t want to find out for myself.



Bottom Line?

I think there are better more effective and safer remedies than Preparation H to hide swollen wrinkled eyelids and reduce eye puffiness.

Better than Preparation H to reduce eye puffiness

See what I used to hide my under eye puffiness and wrinkles - My under eye care must have.....

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