If you have flaky, peeling skin on your eyelids, it is likely caused by a skin condition known as blepharitis. The skin on your eyelids may be itchy, appear swollen, red, flaky and crusty and you may feel like you are having foreign debris in your eyes.
Itchy or flaky lids are irritating, but rarely serious. It is possible to reduce this irritation by keeping your eyelid clean and using artificial tears. If you have blepharitis that does not respond to regular cleaning, you may need to see an eye doctor for further course of treatment, as these may be symptoms of other underlying skin conditions such as rosacea, or Dermodex (eyelash mite) infestation.