Eyelid inflammation can be uncomfortable, painful, and unsightly. Unfortunately, this condition isn’t always preventable, but you can take measures to reduce your risk of inflammation. Make sure you wash your face regularly. This includes removing your eye and facial makeup before going to bed. Don’t touch your eyes with dirty hands and don’t rub itchy eyelids. Rubbing your eyes can spread an existing infection. Also, have your eyelids checked if you notice pain, redness, or swelling. Controlling dandruff also helps reduce inflammation.